Ginger Shortbread Cookies © llizard aka ejm 2002

Ingredients Preparation
  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Stir in egg, ginger and salt.
  3. Add flour and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate dough for a half hour.
  5. When dough is cold, roll out to about 1/4 inch thick and cut with a 2" star shaped cookie cutter. Make some tiny stars (from a child's cookie cutter set) as well.
  6. Bake on parchment paper for 15 minutes in a pre-heated 325 F oven or until golden brown. Let cool on a rack. The tiny stars, of course, take less time to bake. The small cookies are lovely accents for a dish of ice cream with mincemeat.

(Next Christmas, I may try making them with even more ginger and 3/4 demerara sugar and 1/4 icing sugar.)

above recipe based on Xerez Haffenden's Fresh Ginger Shortbread With White & Dark Chocolate Drizzles