Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies-crisp, buttery cookies that are perfect for tea time or any time!
Last summer Josh built a raised herb garden in our backyard. We planted a variety of herbs and flowers. The beds were covered with snow for most of the winter. Our snow finally melted so I went outside to get some fresh air. I noticed that our rosemary was still alive and going strong. I guess it didn’t mind the snow! I snipped a few rosemary sprigs and went inside to tell Josh about our brave little plant.
I used the rosemary to make a batch of Lemon Rosemary Shortbread. I was in the mood to bake and more importantly in the mood to eat cookies:)
I love shortbread cookies because they are super easy to make and because of the obvious…LOTS of butter!
The cookies are crisp, buttery, and slightly sweet. The lemon and rosemary add a nice twist to the classic shortbread cookie. I love biting into a cookie and getting a hint of citrus with the savory rosemary! A match made in heaven!
The shortbread cookies may look plain and simple, but they are full of flavor!
I pretended I was living in the olden days and made a cup of hot tea to enjoy with my Lemon Rosemary Shortbread. I didn’t put on a frilly dress and white gloves, but I still felt special as I sipped my tea and nibbled on my perfect little cookies. It was the perfect afternoon snack.
Lemon Rosemary Shortbread cookies are good for tea time or any time! Make a batch today! These cookies are delightful and will brighten your day!
Lemon Rosemary Shortbread
- Total Time
- 1 hour 30 minutes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.
In a small bowl, whisk the flour, salt, lemon zest, and rosemary. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon juice. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Form the dough into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour or until firm.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 1/4 inch thick square. Cut into squares, rounds, or shape of your choice using a lightly floured cookie cutter. Place shortbread cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are very lightly browned around the edges. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool completely on a wire rack.
Note-Shortbread cookies with keep in an airtight container for about a week or they can be frozen.