Spiced Shortbread Cookies

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Nov. 27, 2011


All purpose flour
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



1) Heat oven to 350°.


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.


10) Serve with hot coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3861Calories from Fat 1640

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 187 g287.7%

Saturated Fat 116 g580%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 550 mg22.92%

Total Carbohydrates 519 g173%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68%

Sugars 256 g

Protein 37 g74%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet