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Monday, July 6, 2015

Cooking with herbs: lemon rosemary shortbread cookies

Our rosemary bush became so huge this summer so I decided it's time to trim it. I've got so much of the aromatic branches that I decided to dry some and use some fresh. I made some rosemary oil and wanted to bake some cookies. I found the original recipe on allrecipe.com and slightly changed it to my taste and the cookies turned out great. I brought them to a dinner party and they were a hit.
So here is what you need to make lemon rosemary shortbread cookies:

3 sticks unsalted butter (113g each), at room temperature
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
natural turbinado sugar crystals for decoration (optional)

Blend together the butter and 2/3 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour, salt, rosemary and lemon zest until well mixed. The dough will be soft so cover it and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375'F. Dust the rolling pin and rolling surface with some flour and gently roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out your cookies with a cookie cutter and place them 1" apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the turbinado sugar over the tops, if you would like or bake them as is.

Bake for approximately 9 to 10 minutes or until golden at the edges. Carefully transfer them to a wire rack with a spatula to cool. 



Eugenie MulberryWhisper said...

Beautiful, mouthwatering recipe! I love shortbread cookies but I never thought of adding lemon and rosemary. Will definitely give a try!

Natalis Iolalis said...

шикарные печенюшки, а я делала только мясо с розмарином

SocksAndMittens said...

Мясо с розмарином тоже очень вкусно. У меня еще рецепт жаркого с розмарином вот здесь - очень удачный рецепт, попробуй как-нибудь http://socksandmittens.blogspot.com/2013/10/lemon-rosemary-chicken.html

SocksAndMittens said...

Thank you for your comments!

DemyBlackDesign said...

Never tried to cook shortbread but after your post I will! Thanks for sharing!