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Fudgy Ginger Shortbread Recipe

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This recipe for Fudgy Ginger Shortbread, by , is from The McElmury Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Diane McElmury
Added: Sunday, November 4, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 teaspoons water

Directions:
Directions:
Line 2 round pie or cake pans with aluminum foil, extending foil over the edges.

Combine flour, cocoa, ginger and salt in a medium bowl until well mixed, set aside.

Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture and scrap bowl often until a soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Press each half into bottom of prepared pans. Prick all over with a fork. Bake at 325 for 22-25 minutes or until firm and set. (Center will be slightly soft). Cool 10 minutes. Lift shortbread out of pans using foil, cut each shortbread into 16 wedges. Cool completely. Combine powdered sugar and vanilla in small bowl. Stir in enough water for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over shortbread wedges.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
32 wedges
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Shortbread is very delicate and tender. Be careful when cutting wedges so it doesn't crack.

Crystallized ginger can also be used. To measure 1/4 cup of chopped crystallized ginger, loosely (not firmly) pack in a measuring cup.

 

 

 

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