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Orange Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Orange Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies {La Casa de Sweets}

Meet the cookie I can’t stop eating.  Literally.  I had to give these cookies away just to stop myself from eating them all in one sitting.

There’s so many things going for this shortbread cookie: fresh orange, mini chocolate chips, and, wait for it…shredded coconut in every bite.  All these flavors combine to produce a cookie that’s a cross between a coconut macaroon and a Pepperidge Farm Orange Milano.

Light, buttery and perfectly addictive…

Orange Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

  • In the bowl of your mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar and orange zest on medium speed until combined.
  • Beat in the orange juice.
  • On low speed, gradually add the flour, coconut and pinch of salt.  Mix on medium speed until well-combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Reduce the speed to low, and mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the cookie dough to a piece of parchment paper, and use your hands to form the dough into a rectangle-shaped log.
  • Wrap the cookie dough log in the parchment paper, then freeze for 1 hour.
  • Once frozen, preheat the oven to 325° and use a sharp knife to cut the log into 24 cookies.
  • Place the cookies on a lined baking sheet, and bake the cookies at 325° until lightly golden brown, about 20 minutes, rotating the cookie sheets halfway through.
  • Cool the cookies completely before enjoying!

Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets

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Comments (6)

  • These look wonderful! I love the addition of coconut to the shortbread.

  • Ooh, your shortbread looks so delicious! It sounds lovely too, love the orange and chocolate chip combination!

  • Jessie 8 years ago Reply

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  • Ashlyn 8 years ago Reply

    I intend on making this recipe. Looks relatively simple and yummy. Shredded coconut? It’s a must! Stomach is growling. 😀

  • Robby 8 years ago Reply

    Perfect Father’s Day gift to go with his book. Could you give me an idea of about how thick the cookies slices are? Thanks.

    lacasadesweets 8 years ago Reply

    Hi Robby! The thickness of the cookies is entirely up to you! I’d stick with either 1/4 to 1/2 an inch thick 🙂

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