These Cranberry Rosemary Butter Cookies are the perfect mix of sweet and savory and make a wonderful addition to your Christmas and holiday cookie baking!
These Cranberry Rosemary Butter Cookies are quickly becoming a new favorite thing in our household. The kids were initially skeptical of me putting “leaves” in cookies and suggested chocolate chips instead. After one bite, they were sold! If you’re looking for other ideas for your holiday baking, you can find some here.
Cranberry Rosemary Butter Cookies Recipe
I adapted these cookies from an old beloved Martha Stewart recipe: French Butter Cookies. Martha suggests the highest quality creamery butter since it plays such a big part in this recipe. While I couldn’t get my hands on any french butter, we did use Kerrygold. Irish butter is delicious, too!
The addition of the lemon zest and transforming the cookies to cranberry rosemary were my own ideas. I thought the combination of flavors would be delicious, and it really did not disappoint. The lemon zest also just adds a little something, in my opinion. I think a little orange would be good, too!
These cookies do take a bit of planning ahead since the dough needs to be refrigerated for at least an hour. For the best possible results, I recommend chilling the dough overnight.
When you are ready to bake them, rolling the dough in sugar before slicing the cookies is a nice finishing touch!
Overall, the mix of sweet and savory makes these cookies a little different, but not too different. They are still delicious and the perfect flavor combination to remind you of the holidays!
They’re sure to be the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie baking. They’re also a great idea to wrap up as a neighbor gift. I hope you enjoy them!Print