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    Ginger Shortbread

    Ginger Shortbread. Photo by HeatherFeather

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    10 mins

    40 mins

    HeatherFeather's Note:

    This is a very tasty cookie with a bit of a kick from ginger. These go very well with tea. Please only use real butter - shortbread does not lend itself to any substitutions. My dear friend,Michelle,used to serve these and shared the recipe with me. The recipe is adapted from "Traditional Scottish Cookery" by Theodora Fitzgibbon. The amount of cookies you get will very depending upon how small you cut them. I like to use a shortbread mold. NOTE: If you can't find golden syrup (also known as Cane Syrup), you may subsitute corn syrup or honey - or mix honey & corn syrup together.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    For the cookies

    For Icing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cream the 4 ozs butter with the sugar.
    2. 2
      Combine flour, 1 tsp. ginger, and baking powder; add to the butter mixture.
    3. 3
      Put into a greased shortbread pan (or a 7-8" round or square baking pan) and bake at 325 F (170 C) for about 40 minutes or until done.
    4. 4
      While the shortbread is baking, prepare the icing: melt together the butter, ginger, and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat until blended and smooth.
    5. 5
      Pour the icing over the hot shortbread and let it cool a little.
    6. 6
      When the icing has cooled a bit, decorate the top with pieces of candied ginger.
    7. 7
      Cut shortbread into shapes (wedges or rectangles).
    8. 8
      Cool completely before removing from pan.
    9. 9
      *Note:You may leave out the candied ginger- some may find it too spicy, especially children.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 24, 2002

      55

      Wow, these are gingery! If you love ginger, (like me) this is the recipe for you! However, I do say, these are more sophisticated than the "traditional" ginger cookies. I would serve this more for a wintery dinner party, more than I would for when the kids come home from school. I did not have "golden syrup" or "candied ginger" but, that's my fault, not Heatherfeather's, but I can't imagine that these could come out any better than they did. HeatherFeather - good job! I highly recommend this.

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    • on November 28, 2002

      55

      OUTSTANDING. My family really really loved these ginger Shortbreads. I thought that they were easy to make. I stuck to the recipe. The icing was just devine. What a liked about this recipe, besides it's yummy taste, was that all the ingredients were in my pantry. Being eggless was an added bonus. I will be making these for Christmas presents. Like Mimi, I highly recommend this recipe. Thank you Heather. :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Ginger Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (597 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 274.1
     
    Calories from Fat 126
    46%
    Total Fat 14.1 g
    21%
    Saturated Fat 8.7 g
    43%
    Cholesterol 36.5 mg
    12%
    Sodium 41.6 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 34.3 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 10.0 g
    40%
    Protein 3.1 g
    6%

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