Archive | February 2008

Herb Cookies…..Something New…

When it comes to dinners hubby and I are usually creatures of habit….

Chicken, Steak, Leftovers (usually from something made¬†with the chicken)…

We He seems to want to kick our mundane menu and has been collecting recipes out of our daily newspaper. We have since tried out two chicken recipes (which I will post at a later date) that actually turned out delicious (they were low-cal so I was skeptical).

Since we are trying to eat a bit more healthy my interest was peaked when I saw a cookie (cookies are healthy right??) recipe in that very same newspaper that includes rosemary and thyme!

Herbs in cookies you say???!! I know….I love herbs but mostly in meat/vegetable dishes….I had never tried to incorporate them in something sweet.

I will tell you now that I did NOT like the first cookie…it tasted like….well…..herbs! I managed to eat the first one and throughout the day that plate of cookies was calling my name (I have a cookie sweet tooth). So I had another….and you know what… tasted better than the first one! The next day of course I had to have a couple more and do you know what….those danged cookies grow on you! By the time the batch was gone (um, no honey, I didn’t eat the whole thing…) I had decided that I really DID like these and I will make them again!

Give these a try. You may not like the first one but they just might grow on you!

Note: I have revised the original directions for these cookies to save a bit of time and they turned out fine.

Rosemary-Thyme Cookies

1 3/4 c. Flour

3/4 teasp. Baking Powder

1 teasp. Sea Salt

1/2 c. Butter, softened

1/2 Vanilla Bean, split lengthwise

2/3 c. Sugar

1 1/2 tablesp. Rosemary or Thyme, chopped (I used dried herbs and¬†didn’t chop!)

1 Egg

Heat oven to 375.

Mix the flour and baking powder together. (you can sift but I didnt).

Cream the butter. Scrape the vanilla bean seeds into the butter and blend.

Add sugar, blend until fluffy. Add the herbs and egg until blended.

Beat in the flour/baking powder mixture just until dough is well mixed.

Remove the dough and roll out to 1/4″ thick. Cut into triangles, squares or rounds.

Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes, until the cookies have faint coloring around the edges. Cool and eat!

herb cookies