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Lavender-Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 8 to 10

Why I Love This Recipe

Since I bought my rosemary plant I've been wondering how to best put it to use aside from everyday cooking. Taking a familiar cue from the lavender-rosemary spiced walnuts, I decided to try them in cookie format. They are mildly scented and flavored with the herbs, but still a satisfying cookie treat.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon cooking lavender, pressed in a mortar & pestle to release the oils
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar, separated


In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 2/3 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.

Stir in the flour salt and rosemary until well blended. The dough will be somewhat soft. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpats.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.

Use your favorite cookie cutter to form your cookies, if you have leftovers, set aside and let rest for a little while before rolling out again.

Place cookies 1 inch apart on the lined cookie sheets. Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the tops.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden at the edges.

Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

LOVE LOVE anything with lavender........many thanks, Joan

Absolutely amazing cookies...a real treat.

OK... I tried these. WOW! Double WOW! Talk about a unique taste. First you have the buttery flavors and a slight sweetness. But then the rosemary smell and slight herb taste knocks you off your feet. These slightly sweet cookies are a perfect blend of sweet and savory. I can't imagine someone not liking these. They are rich, buttery, light in texture and have a bold taste. I think people of all ages will like these because they offer such a variety of flavors. Wait until you have a sweet buttery bite and then you chomp down on a piece of rosemary... WOW! A must try.

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