12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Rosemary-Lemon Glazed Cookies

by Elizabeth on November 29, 2012 · 0 comments

in christmas cookies, recipes

Earlier this month, I went to a cookie swap at a local cooking store and these rosemary-lemon glazed cookies were one of the cookies that someone brought.  In fact, it was chosen as the overall favorite.  I will be the first to admit that this is a weird cookie.  Delicious but a little different.  It’s not exactly a savory cookie nor is it exactly sweet, but I liked it so much that I knew I needed to share with all of you.  Give it a shot; I promise you’ll like it.

Rosemary-Lemon Cookies with Olive Oil Glaze
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1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Beat butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Scrape down sides of the bowl and mix again.  Beat in egg, vanilla, and lemon juice until throughly combined.  Add flour, rosemary, lemon zest, and salt and stir until just combined.  Divide dough in half and wrap in plastic.  Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375º.  Line baking sheets with parchment or greased foil.

Lightly flour your work surface and roll chilled dough out to 1/4 inch thick.  Cut out into desired shapes with cookie cutters or a knife.  Space 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 9-11 minutes, until cookies are lightly golden.  Cool completely on wire racks and frost.

Olive Oil Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1-3 tablespoons water

Mix all ingredients together.  Add more water if needed to reach the desired consistency of glaze.  Glaze cookies and set aside to harden.  Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Adapted from Ring Finger Tan Line

One year ago: Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
Two years ago: Rugelach 

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