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Lemon-Ginger Shortbread

Tender, buttery cookies get a special perk from lemon and ginger.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 32
 

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup sugar
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/3
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, combine butter and sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, ginger and lemon peel; mix well. Shape dough into ball; divide into 4 pieces. On ungreased cookie sheets, flatten each piece to 6-inch round; press edges to smooth.
  • 3 Bake at 325°F. for 15 to 25 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut each round into 8 wedges; pierce surface with fork if desired. Cool on cookie sheet for 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Place mixture in small resealable food storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off small corner of bag. Squeeze glaze onto cooled cookies.
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, combine butter and sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, ginger and lemon peel; mix well. Shape dough into ball; divide into 4 pieces. On ungreased cookie sheets, flatten each piece to 6-inch round; press edges to smooth.
  • 3 Bake at 325°F. for 15 to 25 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Cut each round into 8 wedges; pierce surface with fork if desired. Cool on cookie sheet for 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired drizzling consistency; blend until smooth. Place mixture in small resealable food storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off small corner of bag. Squeeze glaze onto cooled cookies.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.