Cran-Rosemary Shortbread

In Baking, Uncategorized on December 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I honestly thought about calling this AJ’s shortbread… Joy’s shortbread… something of the sort, because this was inspired by my beautiful friend Alisa Joy Palmer.  So I guess naming is still in limbo if anyone has a great idea!  Any-who Alisa makes tasty biscotti every year for family and friends (and now even cookies!) using this amazing flavor combo – Cranberry, Rosemary & White Chocolate... Oh Yes!  So I took it to a familiar place in my kitchen by making shortbread; here is the recipe.

Cran-Rosemary Shortbread:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp finely minced fresh rosemary
  • 10 ounces white chocolate
Directions: Heat oven to 325 degrees.with a rack in center. Combine butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, flour, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until combined but not too creamy. Stir in dried cranberries and rosemary.
Pat dough evenly into an 8 or 9-inch-square baking pan (or I used my shortbread pans). Bake until just beginning to turn golden, about 20 minutes. Place pan on cooling rack until cool enough to touch, about 20 minutes. Run knife around edges, remove shortbread, and transfer, to work surface; cut shortbread while warm to prevent breaking.
While shortbread continues to cool melt white chocolate in double boiler (or microwave); once melted dip bottom of shortbread pieces; place back on work surface until chocolate sets.  Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
P.S. Your house will smell heavenly when you bake this stuff – always a good thing! 🙂
  1. That looks awesome! I like AJ bread 🙂 Also, I didn’t know you blogged once a minute – sheesh. I have a lot of catching up to do! Love you!

  2. I really, really loved this!!!! I’m going to try it with Spenda so I can eat myself sick!

  3. […] to make and give food.  Yeah for them!  Some of those friends are extra special and you name your shortbread recipes after them .  I have such a friend and she started making jams last year.  They are divine. […]

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