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Candied Ginger Shortbread Wedges


This wonderful holiday recipe for candied ginger shortbread wedges can be found in Season's Eatings.

  • Yield: Makes 8 to 10 wedges

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December Fall 2008


  • 1 batch Basic Shortbread
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sanding sugar


  1. Prepare basic shortbread, sifting ground ginger and white pepper with the flour and salt. Add 1/2 cup crystallized ginger to creamed butter mixture before adding flour mixture. At the end of step 2, sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger and sanding sugar. Bake until firm and just starting to color, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into wedges. Cookies will keep, in an airtight container, at room temperature for 1 week.

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