Chocolate-Orange Shortbread
Contributed by Diane S.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Cookies

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      Title: Chocolate-Orange Shortbread
 Categories: Desserts, Cookies, Christmas
      Yield: 28 Servings

  1 1/2 c  All-purpose flour
    1/2 c  Sifted powdered sugar
    2/3 c  Butter (no substitutes)
    1/2    To 1 teaspoon finely
           -shredded orange peel
    3/4 c  Miniature semisweet
           -chocolate pieces
           Granulated sugar

  Stir together flour and powdered sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  Using a pastry blender, cut in butter till mixture resembles fine
  crumbs and starts to cling together.  Stir in chocolate pieces and
  orange peel.  Form mixture into a ball and knead till smooth.

  Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.  Place 2 inches apart on an
  ungreased cookie sheet.  Using the bottom of a glass dipped in
  granulated sugar, slightly flatten balls to 1/2 inch thickness.

  Bake in a 350 oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till the bottoms just
  start to brown.  Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.  Remove cookies
  and cool on wire rack.  Place in a airtight container, and store at
  room temperature up to 3 days.  Makes about 28  Note: To make ahead,
  bake cookies as directed; cool completely.  Place in a freezer
  container or bag and freeze up to 1 month.  Thaw in container for 15
  minutes before serving. Source: Better Homes & Gardens Christmas
  Cookies

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