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

Course: Dessert
Author: Angel Hickman Peterson


  • 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter , cut up
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder
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  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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 1/4 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.
  • Arrange on the prepped cookie sheet.
  • 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.

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