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Rosemary Cookies (Recipe)

Rosemary Cookies (Recipe)


Peanut butter cookies are tasty, gingerbread is cute. But why not add a little sophistication to your holiday cookie plate? They may be cookies, and they may be dusted in sugar, but Martha Stewart’s rosemary butter cookies are actually very light and delicate.

Rosemary Cookies


  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup fine sanding sugar

Special Equipment:

  • Stand mixer
  • 112×16-inch sheet Parchment paper, plus more for lining baking sheet.
  • 2 Paper towel tubes.

1. Place paddle attachment on stand mixer. Mix butter and sugar on medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture is fluffy and pale. Continue mixing with whole egg and vanilla. When incorporated, turn the speed down to low, and add flour, rosemary and salt. Continue mixing until combined.
2. Cut the dough in half, and then shape both pieces into a log. Place the logs on parchment, and roll until they measure 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Press a ruler on the edge of the parchment every time you turn it so the log gets narrower. Freeze the dough in the paper towel tubes for about 1 hour, until firm.
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat both logs with beaten egg whites. Roll in sanding sugar. Slice the dough into 1/4″ inch rounds. Place rounds on baking sheet spaced about 1 inch apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Recipe Credit: Martha Stewart.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:57AM PST on Mar 6, 2014

Thank you

5:03AM PST on Dec 22, 2013


4:40PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

Mmm sounds lovely and fragrant I bet, you could easily make them savory too by adding less sugar and some parmesan cheese.

1:31PM PST on Dec 15, 2013

Rosemary is my favorite herb. It's great in lemonade, and delicious in ice cream.
I can't wait to try out this recipe. I'm glad I brought a few rosemary bushes inside, though, because here, with the freezing temp and a foot of snow on the ground, fresh rosemary would have to come from the store (expensive!!).

9:45PM PST on Dec 14, 2013


7:30PM PST on Dec 14, 2013

sounds interesting...ty

3:03PM PST on Dec 14, 2013


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1:55AM PST on Dec 14, 2013

I have actually tasted rosemary biscuits at a country cafe while on a bus tour. They were really nice.

9:39PM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Parsley,Sage,Rosemary and Thyme

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