Rosemary Shortbread

Theresa Karanik and I embarked on a Christmas cookie adventure. Shortbread.
Theresa made Rosemary shortbread last year and gave it for gifts in pretty cellophane bags tied with a ribbon. This year I was invited to participate. Oh joy! We made seven batches some Rosemary with fleur de sel and some lemon with fleur de sel. The shortbread is now being packed up as gifts in pretty cellophane bags – just like the one I got from Theresa last year as a gift.

Theresa is one of my favorite people. She is super smart and so funny and always a good friend even when she’s not in the mood. She is a dedicated and devoted therapist. She works at Home Boy Industries with Father Greg Boyle and if you don’t know what that is and who Father Greg is look it/him up on the internet and then make a donation.

Theresa and I have a regular Saturday morning walking date that has evolved into a short walk and long coffee (decaf and during the holiday season hers involves eggnog in the latte). One of our favorite holiday past times is the Christmas carol medley. Just imagine it. It is hysterical. I performed it for her once and she got it immediately and since she is Catholic she knows so many more Christmas songs than I do that her medley now puts mine to shame. I might have to switch to a Chanukah medley but I’m not sure that there are enough Chanukah songs or maybe I’ll just laugh as she sings.

Another thing about Theresa (there are so many things) is that she always has a good recipe. Some of my best recipes have come from her and have been featured in this blog in the past. This recipe is from Melissa Clark, NYT food editor, and it is an excellent, flexible, forgiving, and versatile recipe. I highly recommend it.

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Categories: Cookies, Snacks, Vegetarian

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