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LOVE this vintage cookbook!

Rosemary Shortbread Cookie Recipe (An Experiment)

1 cup butter, softened (use high quality butter like Kerry Gold, it’s all about the butter for this recipe!)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 heaping tablespoon fresh, chopped rosemary

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in flour until dough is pliable. Chill for an hour. Press into 8×8 inch cake pan and pierce all over with a fork. Bake at 300 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until the top looks set and the edges are barely browned. Allow to cool completely then cut into finger-length rectangles.

More about this recipe…

As soon as the Thanksgiving turkey wishbone cracks, I start daydreaming about all the holiday cookies I can bake!

Every year, I try to learn how to make a new kind of cookie. And after a few years, I’ve collected some favorites that are now expected from my kitchen.

My personal favorite is rosemary shortbread.

I first had a piece of rosemary shortbread a decade ago at Lola Coffee on Roosevelt Row and it honestly changed my life forever!

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs and when it combines with the buttery sweet softness of shortbread, it’s a beautiful flavor. Whenever I make this and share it during the holidays, I get tons of compliments. It’s simple and unique and I just LOVE making other people happy with them!

Now, here’s the catch: I haven’t found a go-to recipe yet.

This year, I’m experimenting with a very simple shortbread recipe (above) I found in one of my favorite cookbooks, Better Homes and Gardens Cookies and Candies published in 1966. My mother had this book in her cookbook cupboard and I’ve been attempting its recipes since I was a teenager. Not only do I love the recipes, I just love its vintage look.

It’s too soon to tell if this is the recipe I’ll use next year (I need to get some feedback from family and friends) but, after baking a couple batches, I think I may have found it.

So if you’re looking for a new cookie to make, try this one out. Hope you love it as much as I do!

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