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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies #12: Ginger Shortbread Cookies
December 27, 2016
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Jump in to our 12 Days of Simple Christmas Cookie Recipes with Day 12 and a flavorful shortbread variation.

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Feature, Day 12: Ginger Shortbread Cookies: Easy Ginger Bread Cookies Variation

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Ginger Shortbread Cookies is a terrific recipe if any of these are true 1. You love ginger 2. You don’t have time to make ginger bread cookies because they take longer to roll, cut, and decorate 3. You like shortbread and want to try different kinds.

You can save money by making your own candied ginger. (Bonus! Grab the recipe here.)  And you can vary the intensity of the ginger flavor by eliminating the candied ginger on top.

Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Setting time: 18-20 minutes, divided
Makes about 5-6 dozen triangular slices

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Cookie Baking Tip: Use Butter in Shortbread (NOT Margarine!)

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