I am proud to be partnering with Forté Artisan Chocolates to bring you this tasty recipe! As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
Worthy of any special celebration, this melt-in-your-mouth, buttery Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Shortbread is both savory and sweet with just the right amount of saltiness. Not only that, this shortbread cookie has a delicate texture, not as crumbly as some, and is topped with a creamy white chocolate rosemary glaze. The cookie features the international award winning Gusto Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Bar by Forté Artisan Chocolates, with a classic pairing of organic rosemary and sea salt from the coast of Portugal in silky-smooth white chocolate. Are you drooling yet?!
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I was lucky enough to sample the Gusto Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Bar and used it to infuse savoriness into a classic shortbread cookie. I used both fresh rosemary and a chopped Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Bar in the batter and also used one of the bars to make a drizzle for the top of the shortbread.
How to make the perfect shortbread cookies
- The easy way to make the shortbread dough is in a food processor. The key is to pulse the ingredients together just until the mixture is crumbly.
- Do not over mix the dough. You don’t want a dough to form in the food processor. Instead, you should press it together when you put it into the baking pan.
- Remember, the essence of shortbread is the buttery texture. It’s best to use COLD butter, don’t let it soften or the dough will be too gooey to press into the pan.
- Allow the shortbread to cool COMPLETELY before cutting or removing from the pan.
- Prick the dough all over with a fork before baking to keep it from rising too much.
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DID YOU MAKE THIS ROSEMARY SEA SALT WHITE CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD RECIPE?
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Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Shortbread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt (plus more for garnish)
- 14 tablespoons cold butter (1 stick + 6 tablespoons), cubed
- 1 Gusto Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Bar, chopped
- 1 Gusto Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Bar, chopped
- 1-2 teaspoons milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Place flour, sugars, rosemary and salt into the bowl of a food processor and pulse 2-3 times until blended. Add butter (cut into small cubes) and the Gusto Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Bar and pulse to fine crumbs.
- Pour dough into an ungreased 8- or 9-inch-square baking pan or 9-inch tart pan. Use a fork to prick dough all over and bake until golden brown, about 40-45 minutes. Cool COMPLETELY on a wire rack before adding the glaze and cutting into squares or wedges.
- Place chopped Gusto Rosemary Sea Salt White Chocolate Bar into a heat safe bowl with 1 teaspoon milk. Microwave on 50% power for 20 seconds and stir until smooth. Drizzle over shortbread and garnish with a sprinkle of sea salt and more chopped fresh rosemary, if desired.