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Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Total Time: Prep: 25 min. + freezing Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes: 96 servings

Lemon and rosemary make these luscious treats a sweet surprise for a few friends. —Malorie Harris, Wildomar, California

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon juice, peel and vanilla. Combine the flour, rosemary and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into two 12-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 8 dozen.
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Originally published as Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies in Simple & Delicious August/September 2011, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 31 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

Reviews

Feb. 3, 2017

I plan on making these today but not sure if I'll have time to bake them. Can I leave the cookie dough in the freezer until I'm ready to use it and then partially unthaw it?

Dec. 18, 2014

Worst recipe I have ever tried. I used the correct amounts of all the ingredients, froze the dough, used the correct temperature. The cookies came out flat, undercooked, and fell apart into crumbs.

Dec. 7, 2014

These made about 5 dozen cookies for me. They were wonderful. Very delicate. The rosemary was subtle, and the lemon flavor was a winner.

Aug. 17, 2014

Love these!

Aug. 2, 2013

Made with real butter, but I must have cut them thinner because I ended up with 14 dozen. The thinner cookies baked for 6 minutes and then cooled on the sheet for 2 minutes. Love the zest in these.

The calorie count is probably correct because each cookie is about the size of a half-dollar coin.

Dec. 22, 2012

Interesting and Excellent! As for the calorie count, myrecipes.com has a similar recipe that lists 115 calories per cookie, but it makes one-third the number. Their cookies are 1-1/2 inches in diameter and have a glaze made of powdered sugar and lemon juice on top. I like the increased rosemary in these!

Nov. 22, 2012

VERY nice! Making these to add to a bottle of wine for Christmas gifts!

Aug. 1, 2012

Very good shortbread cookie. I did not get 8 dozen cookies from this recipe though.

Jul. 21, 2012

Does anyone else think the calorie count for the cookie might be a typo?

Jul. 19, 2012

I made this with margarine in case we didnt like it. They are awesome...............so next time butter. Great grandkids cookie !!!

Reviews

Feb. 3, 2017

I plan on making these today but not sure if I'll have time to bake them. Can I leave the cookie dough in the freezer until I'm ready to use it and then partially unthaw it?

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