Blood Orange Shortbread with Chocolate

Blood Orange Shortbread with Chocolate

Thank God, Trader Joe’s is just the name of a store and not a real person. Can you imagine if he was a real person? He would have his fans following him everywhere, all them adoring him and loving everything he puts on the shelves of his stores while thinking to themselves, I know he got that just for me.

I thought about my love for Trader Joe’s when I saw this .  I can’t blame Brittany for loving him so much. She’s also one of my favorite bloggers, and she taught me how to make the flowers below. I guess we can all share the love for Joe.

I almost forgot to tell you that all the ingredients in this recipe were purchased at Trader Joe’s. Enjoy!


Blood Orange Shortbread with Chocolate


Blood Orange Shortbread with Chocolate



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Blood Orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


You’ll also need:

  • Two baking sheets lined with parchment paper
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate


Beat butter and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer until creamy.  Add orange juice, vanilla, orange zest and salt.  Beat well, scraping down the side of the bowl.  Add flour and beat for about 1 minute.

Turn out dough and wrap in plastic.  Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a 1/4 inch thick.  Cut out shapes using your favorite cookie cutter and  place cookies on baking sheet.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are light brown.  Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled shortbread.  Refrigerate 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies


Paper Dogwood and Dahlia


Paper Dogwood

Paper Dogwood


Blood Orange Shortbread with Chocolate & Paper Dogwood


If you like these flowers and want to learn how to make them, hop over to skillshare. From there, you can register for Brittany’s online class.