I had a rosemary shortbread cookie at a family party a few weeks ago and it was so good I went home and the next day baked a batch of my own. This recipe was originally something I found online but I tweaked it a little bit.
This cookie is, in my opinion, the perfect cookie- not too sweet and they have an earthiness from the rosemary that is aromatic and so tasty. If you’re trying to drop a few lb’s try to just get past the amount of fat in them. The recipe calls for a cup and a half of butter, but everyones got a little Paula Dean in them, so enjoy!
2 3/4 cups of all purpose white flour
1 1/2 cups of butter
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. chopped rosemary
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Cream together butter, sugar, rosemary and vanilla until it is a nice fluffy mixture. Then slowly add in the flour in 3rds- make sure to scrape down sides of the bowl so the flour is mixed in well.
As for making the cookie itself, there are two options. The hard, pain in the ass but super pretty way, or the lazy way. Since I baked these for gifts I used the harder method but sometimes its worth it.
Pain in the ass Method: Once dough is mixed, flour your counter surface and dump dough out onto it. The dough will be very creamy and soft, so make sure your hands are nice and floured up also. Knead the dough a few times and pat it into a disk. Wrap it up in plastic wrap and chill it for at least an hour. Once it is chilled, flour up your surface again and roll the dough out. Make sure to flour your rolling pin and the top surface of the dough so the rolling pin doesnt stick. Roll out into 1/4-1/8 inch round and use a cute cookie cutter to create your pretty little cookies.
Simple Method: Once dough has formed in bowl flour your surface and dump dough out onto it. Knead it a few times until it comes together. Divide dough into three equal parts and roll each out into a log that is about an inch and a half in diameter. Wrap up logs into plastic wrap and store in fridge for at least an hour. Once it has set a bit, cut up little 1/4-1/8 inch disks and youll have nice little round cookies.
Preheat oven to 375 and place cookies on ungreased baking sheet because there is so much butter in the batter. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.