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It is a classic shortbread (flour, butter. and sugar) base, but the added flavors transform this from sweet to savory. They would be excellent for cocktail parties, bridal showers, garden parties, or even a baby shower when you want to serve something unexpected.
Herbed Shortbread (slightly adapted from Renee Chodkowski)
1 cup flour
1 stick butter, softened
2 Tablespoons ground Parmesan cheese
1-1/2 Tablespoons sugar, plus a little more to roll the cookies in later
1 teaspoon dried rosemary* or Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus a little more to roll the cookies in later
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Press mixture into a 1 inch diameter log. Mix 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and sprinkle on a sheet of waxed paper. Roll the dough in the mixture and wrap in the waxed paper. Chill at least 1 hour.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice log into 1/3 inch discs and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or just until starting to brown. Cool at least 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.