~ Orange Essence Blueberry Shortbread ~

Cassie *


Melt in your mouth awesomeness!

I added some orange zest, orange extract and dried blueberries to my Grams shortbread recipe and they turned out just as I had hoped. Delish!!!!

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About 30 cookies, more if smaller
10 Min
15 Min


2 1/2 stick
softened butter
3/4 c
3/4 tsp
orange extract
3/4 tsp
dried orange zest, less if using fresh
3 1/2 c
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar for sprinkling
1/3 c
chopped, dried blueberries


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1Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

Cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy. Mix in the extract and zest. Beat in the flour, dough should be crumbly.

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2Stir in blueberries. Using clean hands, pinch about a tablespoon of dough and squeeze into a ball, place on cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart.

( Gram would sometimes press the dough into a pan and bake them that way, then cut. )

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3Using a glass dipped in sugar, press lightly on dough to flatten a little.

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4Bake for 15 minutes or until starting to lightly brown on edges. Remove from oven and cool on rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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5Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom