Today is my first day back from TNNA in Columbus and boy, am I tired. I had my own booth for the first time and it was so worth it. And though I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get out and meet some of the folks from yarn companies I had on my list this year, the booth made enough of a splash that some of them even found their way to me.
I love a good grown-up cookie and brought along some of these lemon rosemary butter cookies which were a big hit. If you tasted them, but didn’t manage to snag a little package with a recipe card, here it is as promised. This is the recipe as they were at the show. The next time I make them, I think I’m going to increase the rosemary just a smidge.
Lemon Rosemary Butter Cookies (makes 2 dozen small cookies)1 stick butter, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary 3/4 tsp. finely grated lemon zest 2 egg yolks (reserve white for wash) 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup flour 1/3 cup corn meal 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup sugar for sanding
1. Place lemon zest and rosemary in small bowl with sugar. Rub vigorously. Set aside for several minutes allowing oils to release. 2. Beat butter, sugar, lemon and rosemary until combined. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. 3. Mix flour, cornmeal and salt in separate bowl then add to butter mixture in batches. Beat until combined. 4. Shape dough into two 1 inch thick logs, wrap in plastic and chill 2 hours. 5. Preheat oven to 325° F. Brush logs with lightly beaten egg whites and roll in sugar to coat. 6. Slice logs into 1/3 inch thick rounds. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets and bake 15 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown. Transfer to racks to cool.
It was a great show. I loved having the chance to meet so many more shop owners and chat a bit. Even with all the 12 – 14 hour days I put in getting ready and this total exhaustion, I’ll definitely do it again. For now though, I deserve a wee rest. There’s new yarn waiting to be swatched so I think I’ll put on my new slippers, Mabel, if you didn’t see them at the show, and relax this afternoon.