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Spiced Shortbread Cookies

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Ingredients
  All-purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened (Land O Lakes)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For lemon anise
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 2 Tablespoon
  Crushed anise seed 1 Teaspoon
For orange clove
  Orange juice 2 Tablespoon
  Grated orange peel 3 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For ginger
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Crystallized ginger 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
  Sugar 6 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Heat oven to 350°.

MAKING
2) In a bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar, butter, salt and ingredients from one.
3) Beat at medium speed, till well mixed.
4) Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
5) Forming each into a ball and flatten to make a 1-inch thick circle.
6) Wrap in plastic food wrap and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
7) Vertically cut 1/4-inch slices from each portion.
8) Dip 1 side into sugar and arrange on a cookie sheet 1/2 inch apart, placing the sugar side up.
9) Place in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, till the edges are lightly browned.

SERVING
10) Serve with hot coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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