Herb de Provance Cranberry Shortbread cookies

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At the rate I’m going, I might as well start referring to my blog as a cookie corner!! While, I’ve clearly proven I’m crazy for cookies – there’s something about a sweet and a touch savoury shortbread cookie!! This particular recipe has a good crunch to it, it would hold it’s own next to any cup of tea – a pipping cup of coffee or hungry little ones looking for a yummy snack.

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Also, I can’t even describe the amazing smell of these as they bake – almost like spring time flowers. You can thank the herb de provance!!

Can we talk about this AH-MAZING herb blend … since discovering it late last year – I pretty much add it to everything under the sun!! Cooking beef –   herb de provance ; lamb – herb de provance ; salad dressing – herb de provance ; making muffins … herb de provance and cookies, dude – that could do with some herb de provance!! It’s a combination of Rosemary, Marjoram, Thyme, Savory and lavender aaaahhhh soooo good!!

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Dear I say, these may be my absolute favourite non-chocolate related cookie ( I had to be specific, because we all know nothing can come between me and a chocolate chip sea salt cookie fresh from the oven!!). It’s THAT delicious!!

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Herb de Provance Cranberry Shortbread cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon Herb De Provance

1/2 cup Dried Cranberries

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

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Directions:

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add egg and extract.

Add flour, Herb de Provance, cranberries and sea salt. Mix until combined.

Divide dough and shape into 2 long cookie-logs.

Wrap each in parchment paper and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds and bake for 17 minutes.

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…. And then, you’re more than welcome to send me some 🙂

p.s … I apologize for all of the double exclamation mark-ness of this post … they just make me that excited (!!)

Watcha’ Your Matcha Honey Sesame Shortbread Cookies

We have a winner!!

Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway – – this was just my way of saying thank you and letting you know that I appreciated (and am shocked by)  each and everyone of of you who read this blog, test the recipes and tweet me little snippets of fun 🙂

Without further ado ….

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Our winner of the : Thank you for being so fantastically-amazing 🙂 contest is….

Wooo-hooooo!! Congratulations  Raw Vegan in College 🙂

I will be e-mailing you very soon to get your mailing address!!

For those of you who didn’t win – – or forget to enter, there will be other giveaways … I promise 🙂 Until then I still have cookies for you!!

Win-Win? … ohhh, yess!!

Watcha’ Your Matcha Honey Sesame Shortbread Cookies

This is far from your average cookie!

– It’s jam packed with Matcha. Matcha = powdered high quality green tea powder = healthy = you can should each more than one 🙂

Slightly Sweetened with Honey, not very sweet at all to be honest … but perfect with a hot cup of hot chocolate or your morning coffee.

Dazzling in a bright green, studded with specks of white sesame seeds.

– More of an adult cookie, as the green tea flavour takes center stage and commands the attention of all. Hold the chocolate, marshmallows and sprinkles this time (… it will be back … I can’t stay away from them :))

Verdict = yumm-tastic for anytime of the day.

Kiddies, get ready to watcha’ your matcha 😀

Watcha’ your Matcha Honey Sesame Shortbread Cookies 

1 Cup Butter ~ at room temperature

2 1/4 Cups Flour

1/4 Cup Matcha Green Tea Powder

1/3 Cup Honey

1 Tsp Vanilla

1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 oc. Prepare a jelly roll sized cookie sheet.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour and matcha powder.

In another bowl, combine butter, honey and vanilla.

Add your dry ingredients to the wet and mix.

Empty your dough into your prepared cookie sheet.

Spread your cookie into a thin layer, covering the sheet entirely.

Next, sprinkle the sesame seeds over your green gem.

Lightly pat the sesame seeds , to secure into dough.

Last, sore your cookie dough down then middle and then into 1 inch shortbread sticks.

Bake for 40 minuets.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minuets. While still warm completely cut your cookies, along your score lines.

Allow to cool completely and then – – enjoy 🙂

Happy Baking Sweethearts.

Stay Sweet

xox