Chocolate and Orange Pecan Shortbread

Chocolate and Orange Pecan Shortbread

Marry chocolate and orange flavors in a buttery shortbread cookie.

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About 2 dozen cookies

1 1/2
cups unsalted butter, softened
cup sugar
tablespoons grated orange peel
teaspoon vanilla
teaspoon orange extract
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups finely chopped pecans
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in orange peel, vanilla and orange extract. On low speed, beat in flour and salt. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips.
  2. Divide dough in half; shape into 2 flat disks. Wrap 1 disk in plastic wrap.
  3. On floured surface, roll unwrapped dough about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2-inch circles with plain or fluted cookie cutter (or cut into desired shapes). On ungreased cookie sheet, place cookies about 1 inch apart. Repeat with second disk.
  4. Bake 15 to 19 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
Makes About 2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
Amy Tong from Carson, California created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.
Too much flour on your work surfacecan affect the texture of the baked cookies.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 290
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 25mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.