Spiced Ginger Shortbread Rounds
35 min
2 hrs



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger


1/2 cup powdered sugar

4 teaspoons water


1 drop green food color

3 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), melted

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine butter, sugar and egg yolk in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add flour and five-spice powder; beat at low speed until mixture starts to hold together; stir in ginger. Knead dough slightly until it is easy to shape.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough in half; shape each half into 6-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Cut each log into 24 equal slices with serrated knife using sawing motions. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets, patting into shape if necessary. Bake 8-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine powdered sugar and water in bowl until smooth. Spread glaze in thin layer over each cookie. Let stand 5 minutes or until set.

  6. STEP 6

    Add food color to melted candy coating; mix until tinted. Spoon into bottom of small resealable plastic food bag; cut off small end of corner. Pipe tree shape on top of each glazed cookie by squeezing coating through hole. Let stand until set.

Tip #1

Chinese five-spice powder is available in the spice aisle or the Asian foods section of the supermarket.


3.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
25Sodium (mg)
7Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)


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  March 02, 2009

These cookies were perfect even after Christmas

— says chris
  December 10, 2008

I made these cookies 3 times in the past 2 weeks. My husband just loves them. I left the frosting off and made balls and rolled them in cinnamon sugar and flattened them with a glass. I also made them and used almond extract in them insted of the five spice and rolled them in powdered sugar when cooled. They are the BEST!!!

— says vida
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