~ 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!!!!


★★★★★ 1 vote

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

How to Make ~ Orange Essence Blueberry Shortbread ~


  1. Preheat 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.
  2. Stir 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. )
  3. Using a glass dipped in sugar, press lightly on dough to flatten a little.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until starting to lightly brown on edges. Remove from oven and cool on rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
  5. Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk.

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About ~ Orange Essence Blueberry Shortbread ~

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

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