Orange Shortbread Bunnies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl beat butter and sugar until pale yellow.

 Add in vanilla, orange zest and the orange juice.

In a separate bowl, sift flour and salt. Slowly add in the flour and beat until the dough comes together.

Dump onto a floured surface and form into two flat disks. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll dough out to about 1/2 in thickness and use the shape of your choice.

Place shortbread on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool.

In a microwaveable bowl melt chocolate chips and shortening. Be sure to melt the chocolate at 25-30 seconds at a time to prevent burning. stir well.

Dip each shortbread in the chocolate. Enjoy!!!