Vegan Dark Chocolate & Orange Shortbread

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    • Dairy free
    • Egg free
    • Vegan
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We are in love with this vegan shortbread. It's delicately flavoured with orange and dark chocolate which really brings it to life. This classic British biscuit is perfect for any occasion and taste and texture is not compromised just because it's vegan. 

We suggest batch baking these and having a supply in your cupboard ready and waiting for your next cuppa. 


If you'd rather a plain classic shortbread, we have the vegan recipe for this too. Just click here!


  1. Heat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/Gas 5.

  2. Using a wooden spoon, mix the butter and sugar together.

  3. Using a wooden spoon and a mixing bowl, mix the butter and sugar together. Add 1/2 the zest of an orange to the dough. 

  4. Stir in the flour. Once you've just mixed the flour, use your hands to mix it all together until ingredients are combined.

  5. Halve the dough and roll each piece into a log, about 5cm thick. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least an hour.

  6. Slice the logs into rounds, about 1 cm thick. Transfer them to a baking tray lined up with baking parchment, and bake for about 10- 12 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool on the tray.

  7. Melt the dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water making sure the bottom of the bowl does not come into contact with the water. 

  8. Once the biscuits have completely cooled, use the back of a metal table spoon to drizzle the melted dark chocolate across each biscuit. If you like, you can add some orange peel and more demerara sugar to the top of the shortbread for additional decoration. 

    If you like this recipe, why not bake some cupcakes next? We have a short video which shows you some egg replacements.

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