I also love to put herbs in cookies -- and rosemary is a favorite. In addition to rosemary, I often add orange as well -- the zest. There is something about rosemary and orange together.
I used my Brigette cookie cutter so that the cookies read "Rosemary" in French (Romarin).
The cookies were part of an herbal spread with the lemon basil poundcake and a cream cheese and herb spread for crackers. I love to show the versatility of herbs in both sweet and savory dishes.
The cookies are easy and any cutter can be used -- heart, round or rectangle. They can be made too, without the rosemary and orange. They're just a good shortbread.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, sotened
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 T. rosemary
grated rind from one orange
Sift the flour. Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer until creamy. Add the flour and beat until combined. Add the rosemary and orange zest and beat just to distribute through the dough.
Form dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and chill until firm, at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 325. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and cut desired shapes. Place on parchment (or sillpat) lined baking sheets and bake until just golden, about 18 minutes.
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