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    Sally's Christmas Shortbread

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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    SusieQusie's Note:

    My sister Sally is an excellent cook and this shortbread is one of my favorite things to bake during the holidays. It smells fantastic and tastes wonderful with a hot cup of coffee.

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    1. 1
      Beat butter, brown sugar, orange zest, ginger and cloves until fluffy.
    2. 2
      Stir in baking soda and flour.
    3. 3
      Divide dough in half.
    4. 4
      Press into (2) 8" round ungreased baking pans.
    5. 5
      Bake in a 350 degree fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes or until the tops are dry and cracked, and the edges are slightly higher than the center.
    6. 6
      Cool in the pans for 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Cut into wedges.
    8. 8
      Prick each wedge with the tines of a fork.
    9. 9
      Cool and dust with confectioner's sugar.
    10. 10
      Store tightly covered.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 11, 2010


      Delicious, simple, perfection. I made this as a birthday gift for a friend who loves gingersnaps, and she loved them.

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    • on December 29, 2009


      Just excellent! I did substitute allspice for the cloves but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. It was a big hit at our family Christmas gathering this year and DIL even asked for the recipe. It is so easy and so good - it's hard to stop nibbling!

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    • on December 19, 2009


      I can't imagine why anyone would give this less than 5 stars! I had no oranges or orange zest so I used 1/8 tsp orange extract. They are lovely. I took my first batch out of the oven at 23 minutes but since I'm making another one right now (they are so good that one batch of 24 is never going to last a week until Christmas) I think I'll make them just a wee bit crisper and leave them in the full 25 minutes. I baked them in glass pie plates because that's how my grandmother made her shortbread. DH took one bite, his eyes opened really wide and he said "These are goooooood". He was right ( don't tell him I said that!) Thanks very much - these will be made again and again in our house.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sally's Christmas Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (45 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 213.6
    Calories from Fat 105
    Total Fat 11.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.3 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 86.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 13.3 g
    Protein 1.8 g

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