No doubt, rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. Last summer, we started to seriously grow it in our backyard, and it came with great success. It's been featured in savory dish and sweet treat. Then, I've realized that, unlike most of other herbs, rosemary does not die during winter. How can you not love this character?!
(makes around 24 cookies)
2 sticks butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
Beat butter and sugar together in a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until well blended.
Add rosemary, lemon zest, salt and flour. Mix well.
Divide the dough in half and shape them into logs. Place on a piece of parchment paper. Roll the logs about 1 1/2" in diameter. Chill in the freezer for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 375F. Take the logs out of the freezer. Cut the logs into 1/4" slices and place on a parchment covered baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 mins until the edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.