Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

These Rosemary Shortbread Cookies are full of festive, holiday flavor and make for a perfect hostess gift this season.

3.40 from 5 votes
Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
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Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 25 Cookies
Calories: 109kcal


  • 1 cup (100 g) gluten-free oat flour, plus more for rolling*
  • ½ cup (80 g) white rice flour*
  • ½ cup (60 g) millet flour*
  • ½ cup (95 g) potato starch*
  • ½ teaspoon (2 g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons (25 g) granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup (170 g) unsalted butter or dairy-free buttery sticks, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) honey
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon (1.5 g) finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves, plus a few more sprigs for garnish


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, place all the dry ingredients and pulse a few times until well combined. Add butter, honey, lemon peel, and a tablespoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves. Mix well, until the dough is smooth, around 2-3 minutes.
  • Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 355°F. Line two 8x11-inch baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a ¼-inch thick disc. Cut into rounds, or any other shape you like, using a lightly floured cookie cutter. Place shortbread cookies on the prepared baking trays, about 1 inch apart, and bake until lightly browned around the edges, around 12 minutes. Remove from baking trays and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Transfer to a serving plate when completely cool and decorate with rosemary sprigs.


*You can replace these flours with equal parts gluten-free all-purpose flour blend of your choice.


Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 59mg2%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 173IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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