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Ginger Triangles
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Ginger Triangles

The smooth, subtle flavour of green tea ice cream complements crunchy ginger-flavoured cookies.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2004

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  • Portion size 12


  • 3 cups 3cupsgreen tea ice cream

Ginger Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbutter, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfancy molasses
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp 2tspground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking powder
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspbaking soda
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcrystallized ginger, thinly sliced
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Ginger Cookies: Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, beat together butter and brown and granulated sugars until fluffy; beat in egg, molasses and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, ground ginger, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add all at once to butter mixture; stir until blended.

Place on parchment paper. Using paper as support, roll into 3-inch (8 cm) diameter log; flatten sides to form triangle. Freeze until firm enough to slice, about 30 minutes. Cut into scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; press 1 slice ginger into centre of each. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on prepared pans.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until bottoms are slightly darkened, about 12 minutes. Let cool on pans for 3 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Spread bottoms of half of the cookies with 1/4 cup (50 mL) ice cream each. Top with remaining cookies, pressing gently to spread ice cream to edge. Smooth edges with palette knife or small knife. Wrap in groups of 6 in plastic wrap; freeze in airtight container until firm, at least 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze for up to 2 days.)

Additional information :

Flavoured Triangles: Replace green tea ice cream with vanilla, lichee, mango, ginger or chocolate ice cream alone or mixed with 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped crystallized ginger.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 332 pro 5g total fat 14g sat. fat 9g
carb 47g fibre 1g chol 62mg sodium 194mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 15 vit A 15 vit C 2
folate 16
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