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Shortbread: Cookies For Every Occasion

Shortbread: Cookies For Every Occasion

Did you know that you can choose from 20 shortbread pan designs? Our shortbread pans vary in shape and style, with patterns ranging from seasonal to floral. But they have one thing in common — they all make delicious shortbread cookies!

Every shortbread pan comes packaged in a specialty box and with a recipe card so that you can get started on your shortbread cookie baking journey. 

We believe shortbread cookies transcend the seasons and make a delicious snack any time of year. Enjoy shortbread cookies with a cup of tea or mug of coffee, with friends or on your own! 

Ginger Shortbread cookies

Today, we’d like to share our Ginger Shortbread recipe with you using our Rose Window Shortbread Pan. (Purchase yours here!) The warmth from the ginger and the rich taste of butter pair perfectly with an afternoon cup of tea. 

Our Traditional Shortbread recipe is flaky and crumbly — so delicate that it melts in your mouth. The Ginger Shortbread recipe is a little heartier and uses brown sugar instead of powdered sugar, giving it a stickiness that holds the shortbread together without compromising the crunch that makes it so delectable. 

We hope it brings you as much joy as it brings us!

Shortbread: Cookies For Every OccasionIngredients
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 cup flour, unsifted
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Directions

Cream the butter and brown sugar together. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, ginger, and cornstarch. Work the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is nice and smooth. 

Spray your shortbread pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Firmly press the dough into the pan, working from the middle out. Prick the entire surface with a fork and bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned. 

Let the shortbread cool in its pan for about 10 minutes before you flip it over onto a wooden cutting board. If the shortbread doesn’t come right out, tap one edge of the pan. Cut the shortbread into serving pieces while it is still warm. 

Allow the pan to cool before washing it in the sink or dishwasher.

Creations From You

Our shortbread pans make elegant shortbread easy. Whether you’re looking to whip up some treats on a rainy day or are hosting a party and want to impress your friends, our shortbread pans are the tool you need to create beautiful, delectable shortbread cookies. 

See how food photographer and stylist Agnieszka Bodes styled her shortbread! Aga found her first Emerson Creek Pottery shortbread pan at a flea market in her hometown and loved it so much that she reached out to us to share her work. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos, Aga! Follow her on Instagram for more food photos @dayliciousdilemmas

Which shortbread pan do you have, and have you tried any recipes in it yet? We’d love to see your creations. Feel free to tag us in photos on Facebook @EmersonCreekPotteryVA or on Instagram @Emerson_Creek_Pottery.

If you don’t yet have a shortbread pan, view our entire collection here

The Ginger Shortbread recipe was originally published in “The Gourmet Shortbread Book” from Brown Bag Cookie Art.

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