Herb Shortbread Cookies

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These herbal cookies are a type of buttery, crispy shortbread.  They are delicious and very easy to make!

You will bake them at *325 for 15-20 minutes depending on how ‘done’ you like them. Shortbread is usually not allowed to brown, but I really like these with slightly golden edges.

Herbal Shortbread Cookies

Basic dough recipe for both flavors of cookie:

1/2 lb (2 sticks) softened butter

3/4 cup powdered sugar,

1/10 teaspoon salt

2– 2 1/2 cups flour.

Beat butter and sugar together. Gradually mix in flour. That’s it!

Next you will add your herbs and fruit zest. If you like more flavor, add just a little bit more of your herbs and fruit zest.

rosemary orange cookies

Orange Rosemary Cookies

To your basic dough recipe mix in:

1 – 2 teaspoons of grated orange zest

1 teaspoon of finely snipped rosemary leaves

Lemon Lavender Cookies

To your basic dough recipe mix in:

1- 2 teaspoons of grated lemon zest

1/2 -1 teaspoon of dried lavender buds -if you have fresh, use those– but use about 1/2 teaspoon more.

Don’t overdo the lavender…it will make your cookies taste like soap. Bleeccchh.

Roll into a log and chill the dough* for 3o minutes or longer, then slice about into 1/4″ slices.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at *325 until almost golden –usually about 16-20 minutes.

Cool on wire racks or counter and enjoy!

*Note: The prepared dough for both flavors freezes beautifully! You can make the dough ahead of time and just pull some out of the freezer for surprise company.

Source: Growing Herbs For Beginners

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