Savory Rosemary Shortbread Squares

This is for the sweet and savory lovers!  It’s a twist on regular shortbread, which I usually find too sweet.  The main thing to watch is that they don’t burn.  I hover around the oven after it’s been in for about 15 mins.  As soon as it turns a light golden color, take them out.  They will darken slightly even as they sit outside.  Also, this is one recipe where I recommend using really good quality dried rosemary.


12 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp honey
1/3 cup sugar
2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp dried rosemary, crumbled


1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.  Butter a 9×13 glass baking pan pan.

2.  Using an electric beater, beat the butter, honey, and sugar until it is well mixed and fluffy (~5 mins at med speed).

3.  Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and rosemary and beat until uniform (the mixture will be very crumbly).

4.  Place the mixture into the greased baking pan.  Press firmly using the heel of your hand so that the crumbles form a solid layer.  Try to press all of the crumbles into the shortbread.  Once this is done, take a sharp knife and cut into 1 inch squares (it is easier to do this before you bake it than after it is done).   Prick the top lightly using a fork.

5.  Bake on the middle rack until it turns a very light golden color (18-20 mins).  Remove from the oven and let it stand in the pan for 10 minutes. While it is still warm, gently transfer to cooking rack.

6.  When cool, store in air tight container.


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