Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Oxmoor House
Fresh rosemary adds a fragrant quality to these delicate cookies. And because the herb traditionally represents remembrance, a batch of these treats is ideal as a thank-you or birthday gift. Serve them with a hot cup of your favorite tea or atop a cool scoop of sherbet.


Makes 1 1⁄2 dozen

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Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, chilled
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons granulated sugar


1. Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until mixture forms a ball.

2. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2-inch cookie cutter; place on lightly greased baking sheets.

3. Bake at 325° for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Southern Living Best Loved Cookies,

Oxmoor House

October 2009
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