Orange Shortbread Fingers

The tangy flavor of these shortbread fingers makes a pleasant change from traditional Christmas shortbread.

Number of servings : about 24 fingers

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Type of meal : | Cookies | Cookies

Special diet :

Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
Grated zest of 1 orange
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Into a medium bowl, sift the flour and cornstarch. Add 1/4 cup of the sugar, orange zest, and salt. Using your fingertips, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Knead the mixture until it forms a dough, then press it into the prepared pan. Score the dough into 24 narrow rectangles and prick with the tines of a fork. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a pale golden color.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave the shortbread to cool in the pan until it holds its shape enough to remove to a cooling rack.
  5. When completely cooled, cut the shortbread into fingers along the scored lines. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Orange Shortbread Fingers
Orange Shortbread Fingers