Orange Shortbread Cookies

 

 This is a very easy and quick recipe that is sure to please both kids and adults.

 1 c. butter

1/2 c. sugar

2 t. Liquid Gold Orange-Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar  (plus 2 t. for chocolate)

2 c. Flour

1 Orange, zested

1 4 0z. bar dark chocolate, melted

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Mix in the orange vanilla balsamic vinegar until blended.  Gradually add flour until moistened, then stir in orange zest.  If you add to much flour or just want a little extra orange flavor squeeze some juice from the orange into your dough.

Roll the dough on a floured surface.  Cut the dough with cookie cutters and place on well-greased cookie sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool on wire racks.

While cookies are cooling, melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave for 10 seconds or in a double boiler.  Stir and repeat heating in 10 second increments until completely melted then add the balsamic vinegar.  Dip one end of the cookies in the chocolate, then let dry completely.