Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
Fantastic! I made these to start off the holiday season without too much over the top sweetness, and so glad I did! These lightly sweet and savory cookies are an absolute delight. I want to make a second batch just to mail out to my family. My 13yo daughter picked this recipe, and says she's rate it 6 stars if she could. Also, you don't feel TOO guilty when you sneak one of these as a midmorning snack with some hot tea.
I’ve been using this recipe ever since it was published in this magazine. I’m not a huge fan of overly sweet deserts, so shortbread cookies have always been my favorite. This recipe is so incredibly easy to make, and the hint of rosemary is divine! The recipe is easily adaptable, too. I will sometimes ice them with lemon royal icing, or replace the rosemary with black pepper and ice them with grapefruit royal icing. I’ve substituted the rosemary for lavender (you only need 1/2 a tablespoon or so - there’s a fine line between a delicate floral hint and old lady soap!). There’s really no end to what you can do with this recipe, and the best part is the cookies taste like they take much more effort to make than they actually do. It’s my go to cookie recipe, for sure.