Lemon Rosemary Button Shortbreads

Lemon Rosemary Button ShortbreadsRecipe
Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
Rich, buttery shortbread gets a subtle, savory twist from the rosemary.
Makes 32 cookies


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2 cups flour
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest of 2 lemons, divided
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
32 small fresh rosemary sprigs


Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 325°. Put flour, butter, granulated sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the zest of 1 lemon and rosemary. Mix on low speed, then increase to medium and mix until dough is no longer crumbly and just comes together.

2. Form dough into a disk and chill 30 minutes. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough until 1/2 in. thick. Cut dough into circles with a 1 1/2-in. cookie cutter. Reroll scraps as needed. Arrange on baking sheets 1 in. apart and chill 15 minutes.

3. Bake until light golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

4. Mix powdered sugar, lemon juice, and the remaining zest until smooth. Spoon 1/2 tsp. glaze over each cooled cookie, spreading with the back of the spoon; then press 1 rosemary sprig into center of each cookie.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Created date

November 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 115
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Protein 0.9 g
Fat 5.9 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Sodium 19 mg
Cholesterol 15 mg