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Orange and Cinnamon White Chocolate Shortbread

Biscuits, Gifts | 25th December 2013 | By

Wishing all my readers


And I leave you with yet another Christmas shortbread recipe – a spicy and citrussy one this time.

This is how I made:

Orange and Cinnamon White Chocolate Shortbread

  • Softened 50g of good quality white chocolate by putting it in the mixing bowl and placing it on the storage heater for ten minutes.
  • Added 170g of unsalted butter cubed and left to soften.
  • Creamed the butter and chocolate with 85g golden caster sugar until pale in colour and fluffy in texture.
  • Added the grated zest of an organic orange and creamed some more.
  • Sifted in 175g plain flour (half wholemeal, half white), 80g brown rice flour, a pinch of pink Himalayan rock salt and 1 rounded tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Stirred until incorporated, then formed into a ball and left in my cold kitchen to firm up for half an hour.
  • Rolled out to about 3mm thickness and stamped out snowflake shapes getting about 60 biscuits in total. I also tried to make some buttons, but they didn’t quite work out as planned.
  • Left to firm up in my cold kitchen for 15 minutes.
  • Baked for 7-8 mins at 180°C until just golden.
  • Dusted with fine caster sugar whilst still hot, then transferred to a wire rack to cool and harden.
  • Packaged up into bags, then added labels and ribbons.
I did manage to snaffle one to try and they were quite delicious with a good Christmassy flavour.
I’m submitting these to the Spice Trail with Venesther over at Bangers & Mash. The chosen spice this month is cinnamon.


  1. cupcake girl

    25th December 2013 at 1:47 pm

    oooo they look lovely….sound like some delicious flavours you have put together! I been loving bicuits at the minute i made some
    Gingerbread stars the other day….now i think i must give shortbread a go

  2. felicity

    25th December 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Yummy! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

  3. Torviewtoronto

    25th December 2013 at 7:28 pm

    looks wonderful happy holidays

  4. The Caked Crusader

    26th December 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Happy Christmas

    Love the buttons – I could see what they were straight away!

  5. belleau kitchen

    26th December 2013 at 8:27 pm

    how bloody gorgeous do these look… The Viking is now forcing me to make them… well, what can I do? Merry Christmas darling x

  6. Angie Schneider

    27th December 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Happy New Year!

  7. bangermashchat

    27th December 2013 at 5:51 pm

    These look just beautiful and very, very Christmassy. Thanks for sharing in the Spice Trail!

  8. Gemma Clark

    29th December 2013 at 10:35 am

    these look amazing!!!!

  9. prwilson

    3rd January 2014 at 12:45 am

    Shortbread with orange and cinnamon sounds amazing.


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