Rosemary Parmessan Shortbread
These can be made ahead of time. Great as an appetizer, they were a big hit when I took them to a friend's cocktail party. They store well in an airtight container, if you have any left.
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- 2 c
- all purpose flour
- 1 c
- confectioner's sugar
- 2 tsp
- fresh rosemary, finely chopped (i add a little more)
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/2 c
- grated parmessan
- 1 c
- (2 sticks) butter, room temp
- 1 tsp
- water, as needed
1Place the dry ingredients (flour, confectioner's sugar, rosemary, salt and parmessan) in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined.
2Add butter and pulse until a soft dough forms. Dough should hold together when squeezed between your fingers. If needed, add water and pulse to combine.
3Place half the dough on a sheet or plastic wrap, form it into a loose log along one side of the sheet. Roll the log, twisting the ends of the plastic wrap, until it is tight and compact, about 2-1/2" diameter. Do the same with the second half. (I find 2 shorter logs easier to work with, and easier to store in the frig.) Chill in the frig for at least one hour. As a make ahead, they can be stored in the frig until the next day.
4Preheat the oven to 375F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking sheets or parchment paper. Slice your dough logs into about 1/3" slices and place on baking sheets. Bake until the edges are just beginning to brown, @ 12-14 minutes. Do not overbake!
5Cool for just a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Shortbread can be stored in an airtight container at room temp, they can last for a couple of weeks or more.