Monday 16 December 2019

Orange Spiced Shortbread

Shortbread is one of the easiest biscuits you can make, it only uses three main ingredients and you can flavour it in any which way you like such as chocolate, herbs and flowers too. For some lovely ideas why not try these Finnish Shortbread or Chocolate Shortbread.
Did you know that you can even add chilli to your shortbread, check out this chilli shortbread to find out how. To make shortbread rich you can even add clotted cream and make these clotted cream shortbread. I also love lemon drizzle cake.

I have added christmassy flavours to my shortbread by adding orange zest, cinnamon and honey. My kitchen smelt heavenly whilst I was making them. I also love making Snowflake lemon shortbread for christmas as I am a big fan of citrus flavours.Do check out these delicious Easy Vegan Orange & vanilla protein bites

To make the shortbread, making the dough in a good sized bowl such as the Mason and Cash mixing bowl makes life easy, it's a perfect accompaniment in my kitchen for all my baking tasks together with the generous sized wooden utensils too.

Yield: Makes 18

Orange Spiced Shortbread Biscuits

Orange Spiced Shortbread Biscuits

Crumbly melt in the mouth orange and cinnamon spiced shortbread.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 20 Mrest time: 20 Mtotal time: 60 M


  • 180 g plain flour
  • 125 g butter
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar for sprinkling.
  • 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoonful orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon thyme honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/375 F
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Add the orange zest, cinnamon powder, honey and sieve in the flour.
  4. Without overworking bring the mixture together.
  5. Get a baking tray and pat out the mixture onto it to form a 12x6 inch rectangle that is 1 cm thick. Alternatively you can roll out the dough and cut it with cookie cutters.
  6. Sprinkle caster sugar over the dough and using a ruler score the dough to make eighteen 3 inch by 1 inch fingers
  7. Place the tray in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
  8. Bake the short bread after its chilled for 15-20 mins until slightly golden brown.
  9. Cut the shortbread whilst its hot on the score lines. Remove from baking tray onto a wire rack.
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** In collaboration with Mason & Cash


  1. I love the idea of these Orange Spiced Shortbreads, so festive, oranges and Christmas go hand in hand to me:-)

  2. Your shortbread looks delicious and sounds even better. What lovely flavours. Perfect for Christmas.

  3. Love the sound of the orange zest and festive spices, your shortbread looks so Christmassy. Thanks for including my recipe.

  4. Sounds like a very festive version of shortbread. I often make shortbreads just because it's easy and delicious, but honestly, I've never added oranges to my recipe, much less chili. I have to consider this for the future.

  5. Very interesting. I like both of the ingredients individually but haven't tried them at the same bite. How was it?

  6. That looks (and sounds) delicious. It would be lovely for the family at Christmas. Put in a nicely wrapped box, it would make a unique and original hand-made Christmas present too.

  7. I can just imagine how lovely your kitchen smelt and how lovely these must have tasted! Adding cinnamon to anything makes me feel like Christmas!

  8. This is very timely! I'm planning for an informal tea party soon. I'd love to try your recipe.

  9. I have 2 friends coming over tonight and I am off today. I can make these to enjoy with some tea. Thanks for sharing.

  10. These look good! I love citrus in baked goods, especially this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I have never made shortbread and the pics are making me wanting to do some immediately. I am also intrigued by your chilli one.

  12. Totally in love with these orange spiced shortbread... I love the flavor of orange and the spice will surely add a nice oomph...

  13. I love orange flavor, it makes everything taste so refreshing. Thanks for sharing this recipe, will definitely try it.

  14. Wow it looks so yummy. I love both the ingredients very much. Will love to try this out sometime

  15. So nice! I like shortbread but never thought of baking it. I've always bought from the store. Thanks for the recipe.

  16. This sounds interesting. Keep on rocking!

  17. I love the idea of these Orange Spiced Shortbreads, so festive, oranges


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