These Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with White Chocolate Cranberry Ganache are the perfect mix between sweet and savory. The Rosemary Shortbread dough is simple to put together, requiring minimal ingredients. It’s slightly sweet, a little salty, and packed with delicious rosemary. The White Chocolate Cranberry Ganache is absolutely decadent, highlighting the festive seasonal berry.
I have never met a shortbread cookie I didn’t like. I mean, come on. What’s not to like?
That’s basically it.
I love how unfussy they are, how savory they can be, and how simple they are to pull together.
And oh, when rosemary is added to the mix?
I love when herbs are used in unexpected ways. And I know, I know. It’s not like rosemary in baked good is a unheard of, but I would argue that a number of people would say, “Hmm….” when I tell the I’m brining Rosemary Shortbread as a dessert.
Not that my mother reacted this way when I told her what I was bringing to bake at our annual Cookie Bake during the holidays.
But I promise – everyone will LOVE these! Especially people who claim they, “don’t really like dessert”.
Do you also not like SUNSHINE? Like, who are you.
Cue “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.
These little morsels get a healthy dollop of White Chocolate Cranberry Ganache, which is what makes them EXTRA.
You could use the ganache to drizzle over the shortbread, but I loved the idea of doing a thumbprint cookie. Because thumbprint cookies are the BEST, and happen to be my favorite.
Oh, and do you know about my thumbs? Just take a scroll through my Instagram, and you’ll see em’.
I’ll just say this: my thumbs make the BEST freaking thumbprint cookies. Because they’re big. And wide. And beautiful.
But your thumbs will do just fine.
These cookies add a little extra whimsy to your dessert platter that you’ll inevitably have out at every gathering this holiday season. Everyone knows what a Peanut Butter Blossom or Sugar Cookie Cutout looks like. But these?
Let the questions rollllll in.
What cookies have you made this holiday season? Will these be added to your lineup? Comment below and let me know!