Never thought about baking cookies with herbs? Well, you’re in for a real treat! These cookies are easy to make and tastes delicious.
I made Lavender cookies at an herb class I gave, and everyone loved them. Serve Rosemary or Sage cookies with your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Rose Petal or Lavender cookies would be great for a ladies luncheon. Men would love spicy cookies with Allspice, Cinnamon, or Nutmeg. I husband loves Cayenne Pepper Cookies (add pepper to taste)! There are so many variations to this recipe, so have fun creating your own.
Mix butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in whole egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add flour, herb, and salt, and mix until combined.
Halve dough; shape each half into a log. Place each log on a sheet of parchment. Roll on parchment to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Then, roll the parchment around the log, place on cookie sheet, and freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Can be made a day ahead and leave in freeze until needed.
Preheat oven to 375. Unroll each log and brush with egg white; roll in sanding sugar (opt.). Cut into 1/4 inch rounds. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. If desired, brush top of cookie and press herb into the top of cookie. I like to press the whole flower or leaf.
Bake until edges are golden, 18-20 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. Store in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days.
Disclaimer: This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This information is for educational use only. Please research all herbs herbal products thoroughly before use. Everyone, especially pregnant and lactating women should check with their physician before using any herbal products. Sage Hill Botanicals Herb Company and Lisa’s Herb Remedies are not responsible for any adverse reactions.