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Lemon-Ginger Shortbread

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Lemon-Ginger Shortbread
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 32
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Tender, buttery cookies get a special perk from lemon and ginger.
Updated Aug 1, 2005

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

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.

Nutrition Information

100 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 11g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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