Sugar craving! Yes, I have them sometimes. It’s extremely rare, but it happened and these lemon rosemary cookies are simply delicious. If you know me, you know that I don’t really have a sweet tooth, I’m more of a salt and savoury kinda guy. But sometimes, a little sugar is the fix I need.
Most of the time, sugar cravings for me come with a lemon craving, anything sweet with lemon, I will happily devour. These cookies are the perfect fix for me, they are easy to make, and as a bonus, I use my favourite herb, rosemary.
You have seen my recipes with lemon and rosemary, from rice to chicken. To me, lemon and rosemary are a match made in food heaven. So why not combine them in a cookie! A sweet, lemony treat with a touch of savoury.
Rosemary is such a versatile herb. I grow my own (of course 🙂 ) and use it in many of my dishes. I just love the tea-like aroma and piney flavour. The rosemary is such a nice touch for these lemon cookies. Hope you will enjoy them as much as we did.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup butter (room temperature)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp of grated lemon peel
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- Cream the butter with the sugar in a large bowl.
- Mix in the eggs, lemon peel and rosemary.
- In another bowl, sift the flour with the baking soda and salt.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Shape the dough into a 12 inch long log.
- Wrap with a plastic film and refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours).
- Preheat the oven at 375F.
- Cut the dough into 1/4 inch slices.
- Place the slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (spacing them 2 inches apart).
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
- Gives about 4 dozen cookies.