Spiced Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Is anything better than shortbread during the holidays? I love the idea of shortbread taken up a notch.  This is a great Christmas cookie recipe. This wonderful treat is rich sweet and perfect with a hot beverage.  This twist on the classic shortbread has nice mix of spices added to it for interest.

Spiced Shortbread Cookies Recipe
  • ½ cup chilled unsalted butter, cut up
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp of cinnamon powder
  • .
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together. In a food processor add the dry ingredients and cut-up cubes of butter to it and give it several pulses till it resembles a crumbly mixture.
  3. Take it out of the food processor onto a floured surface and knead it into a dough. Shape it into it into roughly 8 inch circle, about ¼ inch in thickness. Take a knife and cut into wedges. Poke holes on the surface using a fork. Crimp the edges if you wish. Chill it in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  4. Arrange on the prepped cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes till the edges turn golden brown. Take it out and using a knife cut the wedges while it is still warm. Let the cookies cool completely on a cooling rack before serving

I love the idea of shortbread taken up a notch.  This is a great Christmas cookie recipe.

Angel Hickman Peterson

Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog www.FleeceFun.com, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
Angel Hickman Peterson
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