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Chocolate Ginger Shortbread

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Makes about 56

2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup instant dissolving sugar (also known as fruit/berry sugar or superfine sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1 cup chopped crystallized ginger

Preheat oven to 300 F. In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Meanwhile, in bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. Add flour and salt; stir until blended. Mix in chopped crystallized ginger. Divide into 4 equal parts and chill 2 hours or until firm. Turn onto lightly floured work surface and roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and place cookies on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 30 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Note: We saw this recipe on an episode of Canadian Living Cooks (possibly by Elizabeth Baird).Photo courtesy of the Wheeling Gourmet.

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Reviews of Chocolate Ginger Shortbread:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 3, 2010
Would make this again.
this is so good that im doing it for my b-day snack at school!there delisious!! 5 stars

  Tiger Spot in California  Nov 27, 2009
Would make this again.
The ginger pieces tended to stick to the edges of the cookie cutter and tear bits out of the dough, which made cutting them a bit of a problem. The dough was very easy to work with otherwise.

I did not have bittersweet chocolate, so I used 2 oz unsweetened chocolate and 1 Tbs extra sugar. I intend to use additional sugar next time; they could use more sweetness.

I do like them, but I'm going to need to do some adjusting to get them just right.
3 stars

  A cookie baker in texas  Dec 23, 2007
Would make this again.
yea!!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in canada  Dec 13, 2006
Would make this again.
great cookies they were asome 5 stars

  frank  Dec 8, 2006
Would make this again.
This was wonderful!
Best ever!
5 stars

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