Recipe by cookiedog
These cookies are great with tea. You will probably have the ingredients already in your pantry. From The Family Baker by Susan G. Purdy
Top Review by ShaGun
I followed the recipe exactly. The first batch came out flat and burned. I added a heaping 1/3 cup of flour to the remaining dough and baked the cookies for 9 minutes. They tasted fine. I used fresh rosemary and it was definitely a unique taste. These might be a novelty cookie for the rosemary flavor but not one I'd make again.
- 1⁄2 cup solid shortening, plus extra for preparing pans
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened but not melted
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest or 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, very finely chopped or 2 teaspoons finely crushed dried rosemary
Directions See How It's Made
- note:If using dried rosemary, measure it into a small self-sealing plastic bag or mortar and pestle and crush the leaves very finely before adding them to the batter.
- Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat it to 325 degrees F.
- Coat the cookie sheets with solid shortening and set them aside.
- In a large mixing bowl with a sturdy spoon or an electric mixer, beat together the shortening, butter, and sugar until smooth and well blended.
- Beat in the egg, honey, juice, and grated zest.
- On top of this mixture, add all the dry ingredients and the rosemary, then slowly stir or beat everything together until just incorporated.
- Drop heaping teaspoons of batter on the cookie sheet, placing them 2 inches apart so the cookies can spread.
- Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown with a slightly darker edge. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet about 5 minutes, then use a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. The cookies get crisper as they cool. Store in an airtight container.