Like most folks, I have a go-to list of tried-and-true cookies that I bake and give year-round. While I like them all, my shortbread cookie is my go-to fave for all occasions—its flavor and shape variations make it truly evergreen. For example, the triangle version was the recipe of choice for my holiday cookie swap, and I brought the round version to The Big Summer Potluck blogger getaway hosted by my talented friends Pam Anderson and her daughters Maggy and Sharon.
The combination of cake flour, cornstarch, and confectioners’ sugar adds a tender, meltaway texture to these shortbread cookies. The small amount of stone-ground cornmeal adds a touch of crunchy texture, and the addition of the rosemary and salt makes each bite of shortbread at once slightly sweet, slightly savory, and wonderfully fragrant.
—Abigail Johnson Dodge
Recipe by Abigial Johnson Dodge from The Everyday Baker, published by The Taunton Press, 2015.
• ON-DEMAND: Listen to Faith and Abby talk about this cookie (as well as others from the book.) •