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Candied Ginger Shortbread


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped candied ginger
powdered sugar

Cream butter, sugar and ground ginger until fluffy. Stir in flour and salt. Beat until just
combined; beat in candied ginger. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half between sheets of wax paper to 1/4-inch thick. Freeze on banking sheets for 10 to 15 minutes or until very firm. Pre-heat oven to 300 F. One at a time, take pan from freezer and remove top sheet of wax paper. Cut out with heart or other shape cutter and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until pale golden. Cool on wire racks. Gather scraps, reroll dough & make more cookies in same manner. When cool completely, sift with confectioners' sugar. Will keep 5 days airtight container.

Yield depends on how large your cookie cutters are.

Note: Adapted from a recipe found in the June 1992 issue of Gourmet Magazine.

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Reviews of Candied Ginger Shortbread:

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  A cookie baker in Massachusettes  Dec 20, 2010
Would make this again.
I found these too chewy and not crispy at all. I think it's from the brown sugar, which tends to soften and not crisp cookies. I usually make my anual Christmas cookies with a recipe I got from Martha Stewart's cookbook and am sorry I did. I'm going back to my tried and true favorite. 5 stars

  Priscilla in santa monica  Dec 22, 2009
Would not make this again.
It was my first time making christmas cookies with my 2 1/2 year old daughter I could have flubbed it but they turned out way to gingery, not good.
I would not make this again it wasn't bad it just was too strong.I guess if you like ginger.. i was thinking ginger snapp's
but I would reccomend trying it once.
I could have put to much candided ginger in.
2 stars

  Serrena in Fremont, Ca  Dec 29, 2008
Would make this again.
This recipe is very flavorful and very rich 4 stars

  A cookie baker  May 7, 2007
Would make this again.
wow 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 15, 2006
Would make this again.
Sooo good! Love these cookies! 5 stars

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