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Ginger Shortbread Cookies

 Ginger Shortbread Cookies
The traditional holiday flavor of gingerbread meets the buttery goodness of shortbread in this irresistible cookie. Pretty flecks of candied ginger make the treats a pretty addition to any cookie platter.
60 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Combine the flour, ground ginger, baking powder and
  • salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts
  • and crystallized ginger.
  • Shape into two 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate
  • for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in.
  • apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 52 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.