This is a shortbread. I make it unique by adding 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger to the batter. If you like ginger, you'll love this.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together flour, ginger, and salt. Set aside.

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  • In large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in the cream. Gradually blend in the flour mixture. Stir or work in crystallized ginger. Cover and chill for four hours.

  • On floured surface, roll out chilled dough to a 9 inch square. Fit it into lightly greased 9 inch square baking pan. Prick it all over with a fork.

  • Bake in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until lightly colored. Cool in the pan on wire rack. Cut into 2 x 1 inch bars.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 33mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2003
i love ginger and didn't care for these. My family hates ginger and LOVED these. go figure. very easy to make. Read More
(7)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2003
i love ginger and didn't care for these. My family hates ginger and LOVED these. go figure. very easy to make. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2012
This was delicious. I doubled the crystallized ginger and next time would not put in the refrigerator at all as that dried out the dough. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2020
Was disappointed that the ginger flavor was so mild. Not hard to make. Read More
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