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A Dessert with an Extremely High Work-to-Payoff Ratio
Shortbread is so easy to make that even when you doctor it up with mix-ins, you're still in the realm of supersimple recipes. This version has you stir finely grated orange zest and chunks of dark chocolate into the dough; tart citrus and bitter sweet are a classic combination that enhances the buttery cookie base.

Get the recipe: Orange-Scented Scottish Shortbread with Dark Chocolate