Chocolate and Ginger Shortbread

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  • 250 g butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup cornflour
  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped crystallised ginger
    1/2 cup chocolate bits





Preheat oven to 150 C.
Beat butter and icing sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Add cornflour, flour, ginger and chocolate and mix well. Tip mixture out onto a lightly floured bench and knead for 5 minutes until smooth.
Roll into 4 x 15 cm logs (for small pieces) and slice into 1 cm thick slices.
Place on a cold tray and prick with a fork.
Bake for 25 minutes until cooked but still pale.

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3 thoughts on “Chocolate and Ginger Shortbread

  1. Hi Helen.
    Yes thats Ellens Shortbread….Hope you didn.t mind me saying I think its the best recipe ever….all those who receive my shortbread gift parcels tell me each year.
    Yes you were right saying I have been listening to your programme ever since it started and I enjoy every minute of it. ….must be 10 years or so.
    Shirley Granville

  2. I honestly felt I didn’t need any more recipes…but boy can’t resist these…you have an amazing selection.
    Thank you

  3. I made these last night, they are delish!! Had to add about a 1/4 cup extra flour because the mixture was a bit too wet to knead. Lovely if, like me, you enjoy the taste of ginger!