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Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies
Gluten-Free Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • cup Wholesome Organic Sugar , divided
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • ¾ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips , divided
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch square cake pan with cooking spray. Line pan with parchment paper and lightly spray the parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the butter, flour, cup sugar, and orange zest. Work into a dough using your fingers. Stir in ½ cup chocolate chips. Pat the mixture evenly and firmly into the prepared pan. Prick it all over with a fork. Sprinkle the remaining ⅓ cup sugar on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cool completely in the pan. The cookies will firm up as they cool.
  3. Remove the parchment and baked cookies from the pan when cooled. Cut in half, then cut each half into 6 finger sized rectangles.
  4. Melt the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips in a heat-proof pan over barely simmering water (making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water) then drizzle the chocolate over the top of the cookies. Let sit for 10 minutes for the chocolate to firm up.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.