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Rosemary cookies with lemony flavour

Who doesn’t love to have some cookies, the sugary, buttery and the utterly delicious which can be baked in every form and flavor ever known to man, and you ought to bake some fresh ones when it is Holiday or Christmas season. You call it tradition or an integral relationships, but cookies are very much part of this season, they are the reason to bring smile and cheers on every gloomy faces.

I baked these rosemary cookies a week ago, the buttery taste was simply delicious and the flavor of rosemary was simply irresistible with a hint of lemon. When I cut the rolled out cookie dough into little flowers and hearts, they looks so cute and am sure they will melt you in moments.


This recipe calls for 4 tablespoon of lemon juice, and that initially puts me into dilemma whether to go with it or not as I was worrying about the overpowering flavor of lemon, but believe me they simply turn out too good.  So, just go with this and am sure you will love every bit of it.

Rosemary cookies with lemony flavour
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Lemon and rosemary flavoured cookies for holiday baking season.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 25
  • Butter : 2 tbsp
  • Sugar (granulated) : 4 tbsp
  • Lemon rind (grated) : 1 tbsp
  • lemon juice : 4 tbsp
  • Egg (separated) : 1 large
  • Rosemary (fresh and finely chopped) : 2 tsp
  • All-purpose flour : 1½ cup
  • Sugar (superfine) : for sprinkling
  1. Lightly grease the cookie sheets with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the lemon rind and juice, then the egg yolk and beat until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Stir in the chopped fresh rosemary.
  5. Add the sifted flour, mixing well until a soft dough is formed.
  6. Wrap the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough thinly and stamp out about 25 cookies with a 2½ inch cookie cutter.
  8. Arrange the cookies on the prepared cookie sheets.
  9. In a small bow, lightly beat the egg white. Gently brush the egg white over the surface of each cookie, then sprinkle with a little superfine sugar, if desired.
  10. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 350 F for about 15 minutes.
  11. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely before serving.


Enjoy !!!


  • Reply
    December 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Never tried rosemary flavoured cookies,..:)

  • Reply
    Only Fish Recipes
    December 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

    wow…cookies look delicious dear !nice flavors going in….wishing u n ur family a merry christmas !

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    December 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I love savory cookies. Thanks for the recipe. Happy Holidays.

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    December 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Delicious cookies after all the sweets for Christmas I am craving for some savoury bakes.Saesons Greetings to you.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    December 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Such beautiful cookies and I love the combination of lemon and rosemary.

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    a spoonful of yumm
    January 24, 2012 at 6:18 am

    these cookies are so pretty …love the ingredients

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    September 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Hi I was wondering in the intro it says 4 tbs lemon juice but then in the ingredient list it says only 1? Thanks

    • Reply
      September 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Asha for pointing it out. We have corrected the measures. Go for 4 tbsp lemon juice if you really want very lemony flavour.

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        September 18, 2016 at 9:16 am

        Thanks, I’m going to try them tomorrow 🙂

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