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Rosemary Shortbread

Yield 16 shortbread wedges
Fresh rosemary updates basic but timeless shortbread.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar and cornstarch, beating well. Stir in flour and rosemary. (Dough will be stiff.)

  2. Divide dough in half. Shape 1 portion of dough into a 6 1/2" circle on an ungreased cookie sheet. Crimp edges with a fork. Cut dough into 8 wedges (do not separate). Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  3. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes or until done. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove shortbread wedges to a wire rack, and cool completely.

Christmas with Southern Living 1999