5 Herb-Scented Shortbread Cookie Recipes

Oh, how I love the subtle sweetness of shortbread mixed with fresh herbs. I am sure to have an herb-scented shortbread on my cookie tray every holiday season, and it all started with one:

From Bon Appétit's 2007 Sage-Scented Shortbread, I learned to love the buttery, salty-yet-sweet, lightly herbal mix of such cookies. This roundup builds upon that repertoire:

1. Sage-Scented Shortbread from Bon Appétit
2. Lemon-Thyme Shortbread Cookies Laced with Honey from Better Homes and Gardens)
3. Rosemary Shortbread Cookies from Oxmoor House
4. Lemon-Lime Basil Shortbread Cookies from Bon Appétit
5. Lemon Lavender Shortbread from Food & Wine (not pictured)

Related: Liven Up Holiday Shortbread: 10 Festive Mix-Ins

(Images: Kana Okada/Bon Appétit, Better Homes and Gardens, My Recipes, Romulo Yanes/Bon Appétit)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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