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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rosemary Butter Cookies

This year, I joined up with some wonderful bloggers for a cookie recipe swap.  I sent my recipe for candy cane cookies to Hungry Little Girl and I received this intriguing recipe for Rosemary Butter Cookies from Amy over at Amy's Cooking Adventures.

Rosemary in cookies?  She wrote that she received this recipe from her husband's grandmother, who brought them when visiting one Christmas several years ago.  She said she fell in love with them instantly, and I can see why!

Here's how I made them:

Rosemary Butter Cookies

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 cup fine sanding sugar or colored sugar


In a mixer, bear the butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy.  Mix in the egg, vanilla and lemon extract.

Reduce speed to low.  Add flour, rosemary and salt.  Mix until combined.

Place the dough onto waxed paper and shape into two logs, roughly 2 1/2 inches in diameter.  On a separate piece of waxed paper, sprinkle sanding (or colored) sugar.  Slowly roll each log  through the sanding sugar to coat the dough.

Wrap each log in cling wrap.  Place the logs into empty paper towel rolls to hold the shape if desired.  Freeze the dough for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Using a sharp knife, cut each log into 1/4 inch rounds.

Place the rounds onto the prepared baking sheets.

{Can you see the rosemary in the dough?}

Bake until the edges of the cookies are golden, about 16-18 minutes.  Cool completely on wire racks.  Store in an air tight container.

These were really wonderful!  I love butter cookies, and the addition of an unusual savory ingredient is just delightful.  Thanks so much Amy for the recipe and another cookie to add to my yearly list!

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1 comment:

  1. Rosemary cookies?
    It sounds so wrong, but I'm sure it's SO right!