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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 April 09, 2007


      WOWZERS!!! This is an unbelievably FANTASTIC recipe! This is a mix of some of my favorite things...shortbread (butter), orange, spice and gingerbread. It's slightly chewy and the smell and flavor are out of this world! I used a high quality dark brown molasses sugar and pricked the dough with the fork before baking. This is a KEEPER for sure. Thank you sooo much for this recipe! Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.

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    • 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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    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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