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Rosemary takes these chewy cranberry shortbread cookies to the next level! They are made with seven simple, nourishing ingredients, lots of love, and a little herbal magic.
The Ingredients Matter
Spelt or Other Sprouted Grains
Spelt is an ancient grain that is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fiber. Like the souring I do with sourdough, sprouting the grain berries increases the availability of these nutrients while also making the grain easier to digest!
Real Pastured Butter
Butter is on the top of my superfood list for good reason. Butter has ample amounts of fat-soluble vitamins A, C, D, and K2, plus tons of fatty acids, minerals, conjugated linoleic acid, and cholesterol.
Seek out and support a local farm for buying your raw unfiltered honey. This not only supports your local environment but also the dedicated farmers who are committed to keeping bees. Honey is a perfect sweetener for this recipe and adds a touch of earthy floral flavor and a nice chewiness!
Rosemary is a wonderful culinary, medicinal, and magical herb that has a spicy sweet piney flavor. It is a relatively strong herb that has notes of mint and ginger and is best used sparingly.
Medicinally, rosemary has been used to uplift people suffering from depression and relieve headaches and muscle spasms. Topically it has antibacterial effects and has traditionally been burned to ward off sickness and disease. Rosemary also aids in digestion, making these cookies a great way to end a heavy holiday meal!
Rosemary magic has its roots in medieval lore and was used as protection from evil spirits. It is said that by placing fresh sprigs under your pillow at night you can protect your dreams from demons. Rosemary was traditionally used in weddings, festivals, and funeral ceremonies as a symbol of remembrance, friendship, and love.
To get the most culinary magic out of this recipe please make these cookies with those three qualities in mind.
Cranberries are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Eating plenty of cranberries either fermented, as a sauce, or in baked goods and treats is part of my winter health regime.
This nourishing shortbread recipe blends the sweet-tart taste of cranberry with spicy herbaceous rosemary for a delightfully uplifting treat. To make these cookies by hand, mince the rosemary and cranberries well. Cut the butter into the flour mixture before adding the berries, rosemary, and honey to the dough. Mix the dough with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Cranberry Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
This nourishing shortbread recipe blends the sweet-tart taste of cranberry with spicy herbaceous rosemary for a delightfully uplifting treat.
To make these cookies by hand, mince the rosemary and cranberries well. Cut the butter into the flour mixture before adding the berries, rosemary, and honey to the dough. Mix the dough with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Carr et al. (1987). Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press
Tuesday 8th of December 2020
Is AP flour ok to use if I can't find spelt flour?
Butter For All
Wednesday 9th of December 2020
Yes, you can sub AP flour. Just be careful not to overwork the dough! You don't want any real gluten development.
I hope you love them!
Sunday 26th of April 2020
Where do you buy all your sprouted flours? I haven't been able to find any locally. You have amazing recipes by the way! I love your website.
Butter For All
Monday 27th of April 2020
I've been getting the One Degree brand at Natural Grocers. That is the best one in my experience! You can order it online but it's pricey.
I hope you love these cookies! They are my Fav!