Cookies with Cornmeal, Pine Nut, & Rosemary

Photo by Oral W.

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

24

Bars

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups (213 grams) all purpose flour

  • 1/2

    cup (85 grams) fine cornmeal

  • 1/2

    cup (99 grams) white sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2

    teaspoons grated orange or lemon zest

  • 16

    tablespoons (2 sticks) salted butter, softened

  • 1

    cup pine nuts

  • 3

    tablespoons honey

Directions

1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees F with a rack in the lower-middle position. Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil, letting the edges hang over the long sides of the pan. In a bowl, combine the flour and cornmeal; set aside. 2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugar, rosemary and zest. Mix on low until the sugar is moistened and begins to clump, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 14 TABLESPOONS of the butter, increase to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down the bowl twice. Reduce to low and gradually add the flour mixture (this should take about 30 seconds). Scrape down the bowl and mix on low until the dough forms around the paddle, about 1 minute. 3. Crumble the dough evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan. Coat the bottom of a dry measuring cup (I used my hands) with cooking spray or oil, then use it to press the dough into an even layer. Sprinkle the pine nuts over the dough in a single layer and press down firmly. 4. In a small bowl, microwave the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter until melted, about 30 seconds. Add the honey and stir until thoroughly combined. Brush the mixture over the bars, then bake until the top is deep golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. 5. Let the bars cool in the pan for 15 minutes (THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP AS OVER-COOLING WILL CAUSE THE COOKIES TO PRODUCE UNEVEN SHARDS WHEN CUTTING). Using the foil, lift the bars from pan, transfer to a cutting board an cut into 24 pieces. The cooled cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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