Orange Scented Shortbread Bites

Makes a lot Prep Time 5 minutes   Cook Time 15 minutes   Rated:    
by Tenina Holder

Well kids, 2 recipes in this post really if you include the flavoured sugar. Like I have nothing much to be getting on with right? (Just cookbook publishing like a boss!)

I have also discovered that retailing can be fun! (Crazy but fun!) So a quickie but a goodie…(aren't they always the best anyway?)

I love shortbread, little crunchy bites of butter and sugar….what more could one ask for to go with a great cup of brewed chocolate or coffee, or tea?

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Make the sugar by placing sugar and zest into Thermomix bowl and milling for 8 sec/speed 10. Use 120g in shortbread and reserve the rest.


Preheat oven to fan forced 180ºC and line a baking tray with paper.


Add butter to sugar in Thermomix bowl and chop for 4 sec/speed 6.


Add remaining shortbread ingredients and blend for 10 sec/speed 6. Tip dough out onto floured Silpat mat. Divide into two portions. Roll each into a long sausage shape with a 3-4 cm diameter.


Roll in remaining Orange sugar. Cut into small rounds, place onto tray and flatten with your thumb.


Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden and fragrant. Cool before keeping in an airtight container in fridge for optimum crunch factor!


These are a darling gift when wrapped in lots of cellophane and truckloads of curling ribbon…and as for the sugar, it also is a pretty nice gift for the foodies in your life!

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