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Last post Mar 27, 2010 1:00 AM by WATTLE . 50 replies.


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  • ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    I'm looking for cookie recipes that use fresh herbs as ingredients. I've done a search online, but I only come up with a few. Do you have any to share?

    Thanks.
    Laurel
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  • RE: ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    Dark Herb Cookies
    Better Homes and Gardens


    ½ cup shortening
    ½ cup sugar
    1 egg
    ½ cup molasses
    2¼ cups flour
    2 teaspoons soda
    3 teaspoons ginger
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon cloves
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup hot strong coffee
    2 tablespoons anise seed
    2 teaspoons crushed coriander seed
    2 cups powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    3 tablespoons milk


    Cream shortening and sugar; beat in egg. Stir in molasses. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with coffee. Stir in anise and coriander. Drop from teaspoon onto greased sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes. Cool and frost with glaze of powdered sugar, vanilla and tablespoons milk. 3½ dozen.
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  • RE: ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    The first recipe I posted doesn't call for fresh herbs but it's one I tried successfully. The next ones I haven't tried. From a book called Herbal Sweets by Ruth Bass. If you are interested, I probably could post other recipe categories from it. I would be interested in hearing about the results of any you might try.

    Lemon Thyme Cookies

    1 cup butter, softened
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    2 eggs
    2 1/2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    5 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lemon thyme or 3 tablespoons dried

    Cream butter with sugar; add eggs and mix well. Sift together flour, cream of tartar and salt. Stir into creamed mixture until well blended. Then add thyme. Chill overnight or until firm enough to roll. Roll chilled dough into 1-inch balls and bake on greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.
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    Sweet Lemon Bars
    Herbal Sweets

    1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    1 cup flour, sifted
    2 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Juice of 1 large lemon
    1 teaspoon fresh minced lemon thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried

    Cream butter and sugar. Add flour, blending smoothly. Using your fingers, press into 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Beat together eggs, sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon juice and thyme. Pour over crust and bake another 20 minutes. Cool and cut into 16 squares.
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    Shortbread Cookies with Thyme
    Herbal Sweets

    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter
    1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon lemon zest
    2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
    2 teaspooons minced fresh thyme
    Extra confectioers' sugar

    Cream butter and sugar together by had for in a food processor. Add flour, lemon zest, rosemary and thyme. Knead gently to make a soft dough and chill for an hour. Roll on pastry cloth or lightly floured surface about 3/8-inch thick and cut into diamonds, circles or free forms. Pinching the edges, pie fashion, will create an attractive crinkle. Place cookies on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden. It is important not to overbake. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar while the cookies are hot. Cool on a rack. 2-3 dozen cookies, depending on the cut.
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  • RE: ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    Laureljean, I have "The Herb Society of San Antonio Cookbook". These recipes are in the index:

    Basil Lime Cookies
    Basil Pecan Sandies
    Buttermint Cookies
    Cardamom Cookies
    Citrus Rosemary Wafers
    Lemon & Oregano Cookies
    Lemon Basil Butter Cookies
    Rosemary Cookies
    Three Ginger Cookies

    If you'd like any or all of these let me know and I'll post a bit later. Gotta run out right now.
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  • RE: ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    This is in my to-be-tried file so I can't vouch for it. cj

    Sweet Rosemary Slices
    Newspaper


    2 eggs
    2/3 cup brown sugar
    Vanilla
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    Pinch salt
    1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
    or 2 teaspoons dried
    1 cup raisins
    1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


    Beat eggs, gradually adding sugar and a few drops vanilla; mix well. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into egg mixture just until combined. Stir in rosemary, raisins and nuts. Spread evenly in greased and floured 8x8 pan. Bake at 375º for 30 minutes. Turn out of pan while still warm and allow to cool on rack. Cut into 24 slices.
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  • RE: ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    Another untried. It calls for dried rosemary, but couldn't you use 2-3 times the amount of fresh?

    Rosemary Honey Cookies
    Taste of Home

    ½ cup shortening

    ¼ cup butter, softened
    ¾ cup sugar
    1 egg
    ¼ cup honey
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    2 cups flour
    2 teaspoons dried rosemary
    1 teaspoon soda
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon nutmeg


    Cream shortening, butter and sugar. Beat in egg, honey and lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients and add. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baing sheets. Bake at 325º for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. 4 dozen.
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    Candied Ginger and Rosemary Squares
    Gourmet


    2 cups butter, softened
    1¾ cups sugar
    4 cups flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs, beaten lightly
    1 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
    3 tablespoons dried rosemary or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh
    1 tablespoon water


    Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Combine flour and salt and gradually beat into butter mixture with ¾ of the eggs. Beat in ginger and rosemary; press dough evenly into 9x13 pan. Beat water into remaining egg and brush on dough. With back of knife score dough about ¼ inch deep in cross hatch pattern. Bake at 350º for 35-45 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool in pan and cut in squares. Garnish with rosemary springs. Serves 16-20 as hearty hors d’oeuvre.
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    Untried

    Rosemary Shortbread Carlsson
    Gourmet


    2 cups flour
    1½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
    1 cup butter, softened
    ½ cup brown sugar


    Whisk together flour and rosemary. Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour gradually, beating until just combined. Press evenly into 11x7 or 9x9 pan and with a sharp knife score about ¼-inch deep into 30 1-to 2-inch squares or rectangles. Bake at 300º for 45-55 minutes or until pale golden. Cool in pan on rack and cut completely through score marks.
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    untried


    Chocolate Mint Cookies
    Bon Appétit


    ½ cup white crème de menthe
    ½ cup minced fresh mint leaves
    5 tablespoons butter
    ½ ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
    4 ounces toasted almonds
    ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
    ¾ teaspoon baking powder
    1 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 cup powdered sugar, sifted


    Combine liqueur and mint leaves in small saucepan. Stir over low heat until just warm, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let steep 10 minutes. Melt butter. Add chocolate and stir until melted and smooth; cool 10 minutes. Add mint mixture and stir to blend. Finely grind almonds in processor. Add flour and baking powder and process just until blended. Beat ½ cup sugar and eggs until pale yellow and very thick. Fold in chocolate-mint mixture. Fold in almond-flour mixture. Cover and chill until firm, at least 3 hours or overnight. Place remaining ½ cup sugar in small bowl and powdered sugar in another bowl. Form dough into balls, using 1 tablespoon for each. Roll each in sugar, then in powdered sugar, coating completely. Line baking sheets with foil; butter foil. Arrange cookie balls on sheet 1 ½ inches apart. Bake at 325º until puffed and cracked on top, about 14 minutes. Cool pans on racks slightly. Transfer cookies to racks and cool completely. Makes 48
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  • RE: ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    Untried


    Rosemary Shortbread
    Gourmet


    2 cups flour
    ¾ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon baking powder
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
    ¾ cup butter, softened
    2 tablespoons mild honey
    ½ cup powdered sugar
    1 tablespoon sugar


    combine flour, salt, baking powder and rosemary. Mix together butter, honey and powdered sugar. Then add flour mixture and mix until dough resembles coarse meal with some small pea-sized butter lumps. Gather dough in a ball and knead until it just comes together, about 8 times. Halve and form each half into 5-inch disk. Roll out 1 at a time between 2 sheets of parchment paper into 9-inch round. Transfer dough on bottom sheet of parchment to baking sheet. Score into 8 wedges by pricking dotted lines with a fork, then mark outside edges decoratively. If desired, arrange sprigs of rosemary on top of dough, pressing lightly. Sprinkle with ½ tablespoon sugar. Bake at 300º 20-25 minutes until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool on parchment 5 minutes, then transfer to cutting board and cut along score marks. 16.
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  • RE: ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    Thank you both so much. These sound wonderful. My sister and I both like to cook and bake with herbs and for the past 2 summers we've gotten together the end of July for an herbal cookie baking spree and we go to an herb festival. I'm going this year, too, and am looking for some new recipes for us to try. Yumaaz, the shortbreads sound particularly good!

    Is the San Antonio cookbook a good one to purchase? I saw it on Amazon. All of the ones you mentioned sound great, but I wouldn't want you to have to post them all; I can order it if you think it's worth it. I'm always in the market for good cookbooks! I would especially like the Basil Lime Cookies, the Basil Pecan Sandies, and the Lemon Oregano.

    Laurel
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    Untried

    Delicate Mint Thins
    Taste of Home


    ½ cup butter
    ½ cup sugar
    1 egg yolk
    ½ teaspoon vanilla
    1 ½ cups flour
    1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    3 tablespoons milk
    1 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
    1 2/3 cup chocolate chips
    1 tablespoon shortening


    Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk. Stir in mint. Shape into two 8-inch rolls. Wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into ¼-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350º for 8-12 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on wire racks. Melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway into chocolate; shake off excess. Place on waxed paper to harden. 4 ½ dozen.
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  • RE: ISO: Cookie recipes using fresh herbs
    Laureljean, there seems to be a niche here that needs to be filled. Think how much fun you and your sister could have inventing and trying --then posting--your own recipes. cj
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