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Spicy Emma’s Shortbread Cookies

Recipe By Lesley Renner

Prep Time

0 Hours 15 Minutes

Cooking Time

0 Hours 25 Minutes

Recipe By Lesley Renner

A chocolate chip shortbread with a warm Caribbean twist.


4 oz. softened, unsalted butter (1 stick)

0.5 cups sugar

1 egg yolk

1 Tbsp. cream or milk

1.5 cups all-purpose flour

0.5 tsp. baking powder

0.5 tsp. salt

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract

    Madagascar Vanilla Extract is the classic, smooth vanilla flavor that immediately comes to mind when people think of vanilla. As with all our vanil...

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  • Barrier Reef Caribbean Mix Seasoning

    The citrus and chiles in this salt-free blend match the inviting warmth of the tropics to a tee. We call this a Caribbean style blend because the h...

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  • Coconut Milk Powder

    Coconut milk powder is 65% coconut oil carried on a corn maltodextrin base with a trace of sodium caseinate (a dairy protein derived from milk) to ...

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  • Pure Orange Extract (Organically Sourced)

    Only the finest pure Valencia orange oil from California is used to make this Pure Orange Extract. This results in an extract that tastes sweet and...

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a standing mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolk, cream, orange extract, vanilla extract, Barrier Reef and coconut milk powder. Stir to thoroughly combine, scraping bowl if necessary. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to butter mixture, and stir until thoroughly combined. Dough will be loose. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into 1-inch balls and press down on center slightly. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 min., or until slightly browned. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 min. to let shortbread harden.