Ginger Uniques

This is a shortbread. I make it unique by adding 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger to the batter. If you like ginger, you’ll love this.

Original recipe makes 3 dozen


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger


  1. Sift together flour, ginger, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in the cream. Gradually blend in the flour mixture. Stir or work in crystallized ginger. Cover and chill for four hours.
  3. On floured surface, roll out chilled dough to a 9 inch square. Fit it into lightly greased 9 inch square baking pan. Prick it all over with a fork.
  4. Bake in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until lightly colored. Cool in the pan on wire rack. Cut into 2 x 1 inch bars.


Calories: 114 kcal
Carbohydrates: 13.9 g
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Fat: 6.1 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Protein: 1.1 g
Sodium: 33 mg