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Shortbread

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At the risk of sounding like a food snob, I'll confess here that I'm not a fan of store-bought cookies — not even the fancy ones. Walkers shortbread, however, is the exception. In fact, there's often a box in my desk drawer at work; I like to have a piece of shortbread with a cup of Earl Grey on winter afternoons. 

I know I like shortbread because I like butter, and shortbread is basically butter with a little flour and sugar thrown in for good measure.

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This recipe, though — by Portland food writer Sara Perry — is more complicated, in the best way possible. Embellished with ground hazelnuts and chunks of crystallized ginger, this festive shortbread tastes like the winter holidays. 

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