Sparkly Apricot Rosemary Jewels
These bite sized jewels are as tasty as they are beautiful. There is a perfect blend of sweet and tang from the apricot, yet a grounded flavor because of the herbaceous cookie.
We very much enjoyed these in the mid-afternoon with a cup of tea. We did modify this recipe slightly from the original.
makes 14-17 cookies
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 sprig fresh rosemary, stemmed and finely chopped
1 cup flour plus up to 1/3 cup for kneading
2-3 tablespoons milk
colored sanding sugar (optional)
Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and rosemary. Stir in flour, adding milk one tablespoon at a time until dough forms. Knead into a ball, cool in refrigerator 20 minutes. Roll dough into one inch rounds, place on prepared (parchment/silpat) baking sheet, make a thumbprint.
Bake at 300 for 25 – 28 minutes. Remove from oven, cool completely. Spoon apricot preserves into thumbprint, sprinkle with sparkly colored sugars.