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

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Instructions:
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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66 comments

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa2 years ago

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thanks.

Sarah Ramsay
Sarah Ramsay2 years ago

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

Myriam G.
Myriam G.2 years ago

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!!).

Dianne Turner
Dianne Turner2 years ago

i MADE THESE TODAY-BIY, THERE WAS A RUSH ON THEMJ! eVERY-ONE LOVED THEM! tHEY'RE EASY TO MAKE AND SUPER DELISH!!!

Connie O.
ConnieAway O.2 years ago

sounds interesting...ty

Vicky P.
Vicky P.2 years ago

yum

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se2 years ago

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Shirley S.
Shirley S.2 years ago

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

Spencer Young
Spencer Young2 years ago

Parsley,Sage,Rosemary and Thyme