Martha Stewart made these first.
I'm not sure she made them better.
Not a sweet cookie but savory.
Perfect for New Year's Eve.
Rosemary for remembrance.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ½ cups sifted flour
1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
¾ teaspoon salt
1 egg white, beaten
½ cup fine sanding sugar
- Cream together butter and sugar
- Mix in egg and vanilla.
- Mix in flour, rosemary, and salt.
- Halve dough and shape each into a log. Wrap with plastic and slip inside paper towel tubes to hold shape. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Brush each log with egg white. Roll in sanding sugar.
- Cut into ¼ -inch-thick rounds. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment.
- Bake until edges are golden, 15-18 minutes.
- Let cool on wire rack.
- Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Can be frozen.