Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cornmeal Thyme Cookies

This recipe is from the Martha Stewart's Cookies cookbook. She writes....Thyme serves as a savory counterpoint to these sweet, soft, and chewy tea cookies. Cornmeal and dried currants add additional texture and flavor.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup dried currants (I didn't use, couldn't find them)
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs one at a time. Reduce speed to low; mix in flour mixture until just combined. Mix in currants and thyme.

Drop rounded tablespoons (I used teaspoons) of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until pale golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies on parchment to wire racks; let cool. Cookies can be store in airtight containers at room temperature up to 3 days. Makes about 3 dozen. (I got 5 dozen)

Have you read the book yet?........still reading, it's wonderful:)

I'll be joining Michael Lee West over at "Designs by Gollum" she is hosting this weeks Foodie Friday event:)

Happy Mother's Day!


Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

What an interesting ingredient list for cookies!!! It sounds pretty good!

Haden News said...

These sound delicious ~~ great with a glass of wine :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a great cookie and I just planted thyme in my garden:@)

Red Couch Recipes said...

I like a cookie with cornmeal in it. I also just planted some lemon thyme -- what a seductive scent! Joni

LDH said...

This does sound like an interesting cookie with unusual ingredients! Thank you for posting this recipe :)

ButterYum said...

This post reminded me of a tea party hosted by a good friend - she made these cookies and they were quite tasty. Happy FF.


His Way or Her Way said...

Now that's an interesting cookie. I've never had a cookie with cornmeal in it. It's something I will have to try. Have a great weekend!


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

These would make a great appetizer cookie! I have a hard time finding dried currants too. Maybe Craisins would work.

Sue said...

Nice to try something a little unique in the cookie department; I'll have to try these. Your Mother's day flowers look beautiful:)

Pattie T. said...

I have Martha's Cookie book, but haven't tried this. What a timely posting! I'm off to buy some herbs for this year's garden and will put lemon thyme on the list.

P.S. Don't you just LOVE Gone with a Handsomer Man? I read it last week and now can't WAIT for the sequel!