Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Rosemary-kissed Orange Cookies

Usually on the weekends or at least one night a week, I bake something for the Dutchman to take in his lunch.
Last Sunday I came across this recipe in the Better Homes and Garden magazine, it looked so unusual I thought I would give it a try.
They were delicious when the cookies were fresh and hot out of the oven, but the next day, not so much. Perhaps I used too much rosemary or maybe I didn't chop it up fine enough. They kind of tasted like a piece of the Christmas tree was stuck in your teeth. Okay so that's not too good, but I think if I used a smidgeon less of rosemary and made sure I chopped it really fine, that might work. The actual dough itself was very nice and the marmalade was a nice touch. A person could use a tsp. of fresh orange rind in the dough and leave out the herbs.
I always am so intrigued by the blogs that have these wonderful photos of their baking, like here and here and here (if you speak french) ........ now those gals can cook and they also know a thing or two about photography...... I love their blogs, really, if you want inspiration to bake please check them out.
Monique, Coralie and Helene will not disappoint you!!!
You will need to click on the picture above to enlarge the whole recipe.
See what I mean? Don't they look yummy?
It's just that I love cookies with a little dollop of jelly in the middle, don't you? I plan on making some of my incredible chocolate chip cookies and sharing them with you, soon, I just have to find someone to eat these!!!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

They look yummy but I agree with you rosemary is a very woody herb and I think I would leave it out too.
I have just made a batch of blueberry muffins and a banana cake with lemon icing.
Don't you love the smell around the kitchen, from baking!


Mayflower said...

I love your photo's of these coockies also, it is beautiful and the coockies look delicious, but I think that put no rosemary in it.
Have a nice day and thanks for the Blog-tips I will visit them.
Warm regards, Mea

Elise said...

WOWEE !! They just look totally delicious. I can smell them from here..

La Table De Nana said...

I had favored this recipe as soon as I opened my BH and G too!
You did a fabulous job:)
They are beautiful aren't they?

Andrea said...

Pass the cookies, please!
Blessings, andrea

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Ohhh... hubby's favorite flavor is orange, and my oldest son LOVES rosemary... I think I should give this a try! Your cookies look DELICIOUS!

Heleen said...

They really look yummie!!!!

Charlene said...

Yum I can almost smell them! Have a grat day sweet friend. Charlene

Diane said...

They look yummy to me, your picture's beautiful. Thanks for the critique, too. Don't you think everything tastes better when it's fresh and warm? Have a wonderful day, Margaret.

Lori Ann C. said...

One way to get a little rosemary flavor . . if you plan months ahead is to make "rosemary sugar". Add fresh rosemary to a mason jar of sugar. over time you get the flavor & can discard the rosemary & bake with the sugar. I have done this for rosemary shortbread too. Alternatively...finely chopped fresh rosemary is softer.
PS . . the sugar trick works with vanilla beans as well as other herbs too!
Wish I could reach out and grab one of those cookies right now!

Lori Ann

Blissitydoodah said...

They are pretty! I am with you, I'd leave out the herbs and just use orange rind. I want to see those links!

vintagesusie said...

Ahhhh...Yummmmmy!!!! What a great mixture of sweet & spice, I will have to try these...I can almost smell them baking in the oven.
Smiles Friend & thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

those sound very yummy...fresh rosemary has a really strong flavor...i would definitely use less and chop the dickens out of it next time...i bet they smelled heavenly while they were baking!!!

Shirley said...

Your cookies look so yummy and any taste the best when they come fresh out of the oven. I think I am like the rest and maybe leave the rosemary out of the recipe or try the orange rind. Take care. Your Missouri Friend

MyLifesAStitch said...

Hmm... now I feel I may need to bake something this weekend... my taste buds thank you, but my waistline definitely does not, lol! :)

Erna said...

Oh Mags I guess they taste gorgeous, but don't spoil the Dutchman too much.....they get used to it

Elly said...

They sure do look yummie! I had a little laugh when I read your phrase of that christmas tree stuck in your teeth! Hihi, that sounds not so good!
have a nice weekend and: groetjes aan je dutchman!

Bertie said...

Can I come over Margaret LOL.
They look yummy!! Yes watch that Dutchman hahaha, you have probably already spoiled him :-))

Jientje said...

They look great! I don't think I would leave out the rosemary entirely, just use a little less and chop it more finely? It looks delicious! I checked out the French blog (Hélène?). The food there looks so delicious I think I've gained a few pounds!

Libbie said...

Oooooo I wish I had been there when they came out of the oven! I never met a cookie I didn't like!!! And I am really enjoying orange flavored things lately so these are calling my name!!! :) or it could be that I am on day 3 of my diet & I just want a cookie!!! :)

Your pictures of them are gorgeous! Seriously! I like them on the recipe too...cute idea! & thanks for sharing!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Mmmmmmm, oh I want to try them!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
P.S no worries for my b-day ;))))))

Jenny said...

I tried a very similar recipe to this...and the rosemary was very overpowering as well...especially the next day. But they do look lovely. I generally just use herbs for savory dishes even though I know it is the trend right now to use them in sweets.