Rich, buttery shortbread gets a subtle, savory twist from the rosemary.
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
How to Make It
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.
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.
Bake until light golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
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.
I made these for the holidays and they were a hit! Not too sweet, just right! Subtle and delicious. Easy to make too! Followed the recipe exactly. Not just for special occasions, Making them to bring to a party again tonight (by request!)
Wow, what a fantastic suprise. All my friends loved it and I won a prize at our holiday competition. This was easy and delish, now I'm sending this recipes to everybody. This was the first time I've ever baked a shortbread cookie, and it won't be my last. Next time I may add more rosemary to the recipe.
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