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ginger shortbread

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This traditional shortbread is made even more delicious with ginger icing poured over it while still warm. Recipe: Traditional Scottish Cookery Photo:

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For ginger shortbread

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch
  • 1/2 c
    butter, cold
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup

How To Make ginger shortbread

  • 1
    Place the flour and salt in a bowl and cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and knead into a smooth ball.
  • 2
    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Place in a greased and lined 8-inch pan.
  • 3
    Bake on the lower shelf of a preheated 300-degree oven for about one hour or until pale golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 4
    FOR THE ICING: Blend all the ingredients together in a sauce pan until melted and smooth.
  • 5
    Pour over the warm shortbread and leave it to set. When completely cooled, cut into slices and enjoy with a nice cuppa tea.