There are certain recipes that have become favorites of mine over the years and they can always lure me back into the kitchen. One of these is for a simple cookie and it includes one of my favorite herbs, rosemary.It all begins with a basic sugar or butter cookie recipe of your choice.
Blend together the butter, shortening, sugar and eggs until creamy.
Sift flour into the mixture then add the other dry ingredients; the cream of tartar, soda and salt, and blend together.
Next add the most important ingredient at least when it comes to flavor, 2 scant teaspoons of fresh chopped rosemary.
Form the dough into small balls and place them on an un-greased baking sheet. Press the balls flat with the bottom of a drinking glass that has been dipped in sugar. This gives them a nice crunchy glaze.
Bake them in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for only about 8 minutes. It's a good idea to loosen the cookies as soon as you take them from the oven. This is a great way to enjoy both the flavor and aroma of rosemary.
Time to prepare: 25 minutes.