• ¾ cup salted butter, chilled
  • 1/3 cup sugar + 1 Tbsp. reserved
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 ½ tsp. JAVA RUB French Countryside

Cream butter, sugar and lemon extract until light and fluffy.

Slowly incorporate flour. The dough will be soft.  Cover and refrigerate one hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured board, split dough in half and sprinkle each piece with the reserved sugar and JAVA RUB. Roll out ¼ - ½ inch thick (rolling the herbs and sugar into the surface of the dough).  Trim pieces to make 4X6 inch rectangles and carefully place on a cookie sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool slightly and cut into pieces while still warm.  Continue to cool completely and store in an airtight container. Makes approximately  2 dozen 1X2 inch cookies.

Herbed cookies are unusual now, but were very popular in Victorian times.  The sweet and savory combination with this buttery cookie will delight your taste buds and impress your guests! “JAVALIOUS”!