Herb Shortbread Cookies

I have tea every afternoon and I love having a little cookie or sandwich that will be a nice treat to go along with my tea. This Herb Shortbread Cookie is a wonderful sweet and savory mix that has a very mild flavor and is a perfect paring for that afternoon tea time. We have a lovely Herb Garden which makes it easy for me to take a walk to the herb garden and come back to the kitchen with just the right flavors.

I was very excited to have Culinary Adventures with Camilla as my assigned blog from theSecret Recipe Club this month. Camilla has such an interesting blog with adventure and fabulous food. She began her blog in 2009 and hasn't slowed down, she has so many fabulous recipes on this site, it is very difficult to make a decision to narrow the path to just one. Camilla is our team leader for Group B in the Secret Recipe Club and she does a fantastic job of keeping our group going. When she isn't cooking or blogging you will find her making jewelry or hiking with her three boys and her husband Jake. Please stop by her blog and try some of her recipes. One of the recipes I plan on trying in the future is Savory Curry Apple Butter and the recipe that I have adapted from her blog today is Sage Shortbread.

Herb Shortbread Cookie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Adapted From Culinary Adventures with Camilla
makes 24 cookies
10 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup sugar (for dough)
1/4 cup sugar (for finishing roll)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg, beaten
1- 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon fresh sage, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
In a medium size mixing bowl, mix the butter and sugar until creamy.  Add vanilla and honey, mix until completely blended.
Stir in the beaten egg and mix until the egg has been completely incorporated.
Add the flour a little at a time until all the four is blended into the mix.
Stir in the herbs and stir until all the herbs are evenly mixed in the dough.
Place the dough in the center of a large wax paper and form a long roll, then roll the dough with sugar, lightly covering the outside of the roll.
Cover the roll with the wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Slice the chilled dough roll into 1/4 inch slices.
Place the slices on the cookie sheet and sprinkle the tops with sugar.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes until slightly browned.
Transfer to a wire rack and cool, (but they are really good warm right out of the oven)

A Trip To The Herb Garden To Collect Fresh Herbs

Mix Up The Dough

Roll and Chill

Slice For Baking

Ready For Baking

Baked, Cooled and Ready To Serve

Wrap Some and Share With A Friend

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  1. Thank you for making these! I love them...I'll need to make another batch soon. I was laughing when I read your post because I do refer to them as "my three boys!" But one of them is Jake. LOL. ;)

  2. Yummmm, savory shortbread cookies sound perfect for afternoon tea.

  3. What a lovely recipe, and perfect to utilize your herb garden! ~Diana, SRC Group B

  4. I've never tried savoury shortbread, but these sound wonderful! Great choice for the SRC, Miz Helen.

  5. These look wonderful! I have tea every afternoon too, and I always have to have a little cookie or some kind of treat with it!!! Your shortbread looks wonderful!

  6. What a pleasant and unexpected treat, particularly for afternoon tea. Great choice!

  7. I think I need to reinstate my afternoon tea break just so I can have one of these cookies. They look wonderful, great choice for SRC.

  8. Dear Miz Helen, I would love these cookies with the herb flavors. These are a lovely compliment to the tea.
    Your pictures are very nice too.

    Blessings, Catherine

  9. These are dangerous! They're the kind of cookies you can't stop eating once you start :)

  10. I love savoury shortbread! I buy it most Christmases at a local craft show - both the rosemary and aged white cheddar types. I should try these :)

  11. I'm sure they're perfect with a cup of tea. Lovely!

  12. First of all, I love that you can go right to your herb garden for those amazingly beautiful fresh herbs. Secondly, I never would have thought to add herbs to a shortbread cookie, but now that I see them and read this, I can't wait to try it!! Great choice!

  13. Oh I bet these are delicious Miz Helen! Great SRC choice!

  14. These cookies sure look good Miz Helen. I love the savory notes in it. Visiting from Group A :)

  15. I'm so apprehensive about adding herbs to sweet treats, this recipe looks like a great introduction!

  16. Hi Miz Helen, these cookies sound really interesting as I have never had any like this before. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  17. I like the combination of honey with the herbs. I bet that would be refreshing! I think this would be a great recipe to make as a hostess gift or to give a teacher.

  18. Shortbread cookies are my favorite. There is a bakery that makes the best lavendar shortbread in the world. I can't wait to try these. Thanks so much - pinning now. ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

  19. I was just admiring your tea cup... and wow, the cookies look really good too. Pinned.

  20. Peppermint has a long history of use in folk medicine and aromatherapy. With many herbs, it is the oily component that contains the agents responsible for the health effects. Wisconsin Ginseng


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