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Lemon Ginger Icebox Cookies

a sweet treat recipe
ingredients
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1¼ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
½ tsp lemon extract
½ tsp ginger root, ground
¼ tsp salt
2¼ cup all-purpose flour
⅔ cup crystallized ginger root, small pieces
1 tbsp lemon peel, fresh or dried
--- optional
coarse sugar for rolling
Lemon Ginger Icebox Cookies
a sweet treat recipe
For as long as she can remember, Kelly Ryan has loved to bake up treats to share with loved ones. Her love of baking comes from her mother and grandmother, both talented home cooks. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Kelly worked at America’s Test Kitchen for a few years before venturing off to do food photography and recipe development full-time. Her blog, Butter & Thyme, focuses on elevated nostalgic comfort food recipes. Find more of Kelly’s recipes at butterandthyme.com.
a little bit about the recipe
These easy slice-and-bake icebox cookies have a shortbread base that's studded with lemon zest and crystallized ginger. The spicy zing from the ginger is perfectly balanced with a bright lemon flavor.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 30 M
TIME (INACTIVE) | 2 H
TOTAL | 2 H 30 M
12 SERVINGS | 2 cookies
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directions
make the cookies:
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).

Add egg, lemon extract, ground ginger, and salt. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Then stir in the crystallized ginger and lemon peel.

Roll the dough into a log about 2- 2.5 inches in diameter. Roll the log of cookie dough in coarse sugar (optional). Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 325 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the dough into slices about ¼ inch thick and transfer to the prepared sheets. Bake for 13-14 minutes, until set and just starting to lightly brown around the edges. Let cool on the trays for a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
tips
Use a sharp slicing knife to neatly cut the cookie dough into even slices.
ingredients in recipe
4.9
ground
Dried ground ginger is an aromatic and pungent spice with citrusy, even woodsy, notes. Used in baked goods and ginger-flavored favs.
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4.8
crystallized
small cubes
Crystallized ginger root is tender and sweet with a spicy bite. Add small cubes of crystallized ginger to dishes for chewy texture and a bit of sweet spiciness.
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chopped
Dried lemon peel has the distinct, bright and tangy aroma that is characteristic of fresh lemons. It is commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking.
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