28.8.14

Rosemary + Lemon Wholemeal Cookies /// Homemade Indulgences

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Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! Who doesn't love fresh baked cookies?! That fragrant aroma coming from the oven... amazingly irresistible! I made a big batch of rosemary + lemon cookies last week and they were very lucky to last the whole week! I simply love the delicate aroma of fresh rosemary and lemon together!!!

Love having these cookies with tea! And also I have to confess they are the most perfect little bite after a light lunch with a spread of mascarpone cheese on top. Oh yes, I've been indulging myself lately!

I'll have to make another batch this weekend!

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 Rosemary + Lemon Wholemeal Cookies
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 30-35 cookies
These cookies are great for an afternoon tea. Serve with any tea of your choice. Spread with cream cheese on top, mascarpone or ricotta. And also they would make the perfect homemade gift! **Stored cookies in an air-tight container, they will keep up great for one week.

1 C. Wholemeal flour
1 C. All Purpouse flour
1/4 tsp. salt
150 g. Unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 Egg (medium-large size)
1/2 C. Soft brown sugar + about 2 Tbsp to sprinkle on top of cookies
5 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
3-4 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon juice 
1 tsp. Lemon zest
1 tsp. Vanilla essence (optional)

Preparation:
In a bowl add wholemeal flour, all purpouse flour, salt and fresh rosemary. Mix and set aside. In a separate bowl add butter, sugar and egg and mix until you get a creamy consistensy. Beat in the lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla.Gradually add the flour rosemary mixture until everything is well combined.
Shape mixture into two rolls about 17-18 cm / 6-7 in. long  and 3 cm / 1.20 in. thick. Wrap each roll in plastic and frezze for about 25-30 minutes until firm. When ready cut into slices about 1 cm / 0.4 in. thick. Place cookies on greased and floured baking sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with a bit of soft brown sugar on top and bake at 180C / 350F for about 8- 10 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges. Remove from baking sheets and let them cool. Serve with tea.
 
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