Sep

4

2009

Never Enough Thyme

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Lemon Thyme Cookies

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Lemon Thyme Cookies-Duo Dishes

There are so many recipes that we want to try.  It’s hard to find the time to do them all.  Maybe you’ve had the same problem?  If you’ve read through a lot of our recipes, you’ll notice we love to use a lot of the same things in our recipes:  citrus and fresh herbs.  Either on their own or combined, the power of citrus and herb is equivalent to Superman–they work hard for the sake of all that is good.  We cannot get enough!  We’ve combined the two in many salads, dressings and marinades, baked and fried meats, etc., but we’ve rarely done so for baked goods.  We wanted to mix the subtle, aromatic flavor of thyme with the brightness of lemon for this trial.  That coupling is nothing new, as it’s been used with roast chicken and potatoes, sorbet, grilled fish, pork belly, crème brulée and even vodka cocktails.  We decided on the simple route though.  A cookie.

Lemon and thyme, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g…you know the rest.  These two were meant for each other.  We made these just as an experiment, and they turned out very well.  A smooth lemon flavor with the hint of thyme in each bite.  Coated with salted powdered sugar, these cookies are really quite divine!

Lemon Thyme Cookies – Approximately 2 dozen
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1.  With an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, thyme and zest until fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.

2.  Add honey, vanilla and lemon juice and mix until smooth.

3. Sift in ginger and flour and, with a large spoon, mix until just incorporated.

4.  Split dough into 2 balls and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.  Roll out each piece into a 6”x4” rectangle and cut into 12 even squares.

5.  Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes or until the edges brown.  Cool a couple of minutes on the baking sheet.

6.  In a shallow bowl or plate mix powdered sugar with salt.  Take warm cookies and carefully coat both sides with powdered sugar.  Set on wire racks, cool 5-10 minutes more then repeat sugar coating.  Allow to cool completely.

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  1. I would love to try one of those cookies..

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  2. I love love herbs and citrus together. Orange and tarragon is my favorite winterish combo. Lemon and thyme is another one. Now between the two of you, which one is the herb, which one is the citrus?
    :)

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  3. I need to bake/cook more with thyme – it’s definitely a “neglected seasoning” in my pantry, haha.

    Awesome cookies!!

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  4. We did lemon-rosemary sugar cookies one time and they were delicious. Gotta love citrus and herbs.

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  5. Great idea. I’m still a little suspicious toward the thyme in our garden, it doesn’t have a whole lot of taste. I need to investigate and plant decent thyme before I try any of this!

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  6. LOL yeah, there is never enough time (or money) to try all the recipes we foodies would like to eat. But simple and fresh ingredients, imho, is the best way to go. I am intrigued by the cookies, great experiment :D

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  7. Hmmm….love the title!

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  8. I love these two ingredients in baked goods…they are not just for chicken!!! Love it.

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  9. Great combination in baking. I love pairing citrus and savory, it’s always perfect. Awesome cookies.

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  10. What a great combination! These cookies are going on my “must make” list.

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  11. Mmmm, lemon and thyme are so delicious together and I love that you’ve got the salty/sweet thing going on here too. This looks like a winner, Duo!

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  12. Oh man, those sounds awesome. I bet they would be great with tea.

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  13. vat a pretty looking cookies!! shud try this sometime sooner! :)

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  14. I love cookies that use savory ingredients. Well done!

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  15. oh yum! these sound delicious!

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  16. Lemon and thyme together sound delicious in this dessert, without requiring a lot of “time” to make
    them.

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  17. Excellent idea to combine citrus more herbs…the Clark Kent and Superman in one sweet package :)

    I’d like to try them soon! Really adorable :D

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  18. What a unique combination for a cookie! I bet their great with a cup of tea or coffee.

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  19. this dish is an illusion! you see lemon and thyme and then before you see the baked-ness of the good, it could be fish or chicken. it’s playful and I love it!

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  20. For some reason the shape reminds me of a pop-tart. hehe… I’d love to have me a couple of those right about now. Perfect snack for the afternoon.

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  21. I also have many recipes I’d love to try…

    Those cookies look divine! A wonderful flavor combo!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  22. These cookies look great. I have a love/hate relationship with thyme. I had a few dishes with it where the cook overpowered the dish with thyme, and it was too much. Ever since then, I’ve used it very sparingly, but have always enjoyed the results.

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  23. I have too many recipes I like to try. Way too many! This is another one on my long list.

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  24. The herbal cookies sound very delicious, love the sugar coating…

    Angie’s Recipes

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  25. Love the combination of herbs and cookies, sweet and savory. I’d make thyme for this (ba dum ching!).

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  26. I have become interested in using typically savory herbs in sweet things. These sound very good! They will be on my list of things to try.

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  27. I love this!! Thyme in desserts is so tasty.

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  28. Delicious cookies – I love the idea of lemon and thyme flavor combination!

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  29. I have always used thyme in a lot of my cooking, but for some reason (in spite of it growing in my garden), I haven’t used it as much lately. These seem like the perfect cookie, grown-up and yummy!

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  30. Herbs can be so versatile! I love it when they afre used in unexpected ways! GREG

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  31. Can’t wait to try them they look so delicious !

    Happy Labor Day Weekend !!!

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  32. Absolutely my favorite herb. lovely recipe.. thanks for sharing.

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  33. Love both lemon and thyme–looks like the perfect cookie!

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  34. Great combo of flavors. I love the bold tang of lemon with the hearty thyme. Nice looking cookies.

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  35. These cookies sound delicious! I love the mix of thyme with lemon.

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  36. These sound really great, I also have never used herbs like this in a sweet application. Great job, as usual!

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  37. Yum! I love lemon cookies. Nice combo w. the thyme!

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