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I always have so many cookies I want to bake – sweet little confections that are the perfect comfort food. I love keeping cookies on hand for unexpected guests that stop by, to give as a gift when invited over to a friend’s home, or for a light treat with my coffee and tea. To share with you all these wonderful recipes, we’re introducing the Cookie of the Month. Look forward to new and exciting recipes each month that will follow the seasons and will hopefully expand your cookie recipe book!

After the holidays, January lends itself to lighter treats. I’m usually ready for something a little more savory and not so sweet. These tea cookies are the perfect fix, not too sweet. And with a surprisingly delicious rosemary and lemon twist, they seem to hit the spot for bright and cheery flavors – exactly what cold January days need. Light, buttery, and full of flavor, these are going to be a must on your baking list.

Watch how to make these lemon rosemary tea cookies:

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Lemon rosemary cookies lie in a pile on a table.

Lemon Rosemary Tea Cookies

5 from 1 vote
The brightness of lemon combines with the earthy tones of rosemary in this delicious cookie. Each buttery bite pairs perfectly with tea!
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30


For the cookies

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 ½ oz cream cheese room temperature
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced rosemary (optional)

For the glaze

  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ – 1 cup powdered sugar


For the cookies

  • In an electric mixer, cream butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. Add the lemon zest and juice and incorporate it.
  • Sift the dry ingredients and add them to the wet. Mix until the dough comes together around the paddle. Add minced rosemary and mix thoroughly.
  • Using a cookie press, press out any air bubbles back into the mixing bowl and press cookies directly onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should be lightly golden on the bottom and still light on top.

For the glaze

  • Blend together lemon juice with enough powdered sugar to create a thick glaze.
  • Dip the cookies in the glaze or spread on top of the cookies with a whisk or spoon.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 63kcal
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking

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  1. Kyle,
    Here i am again with another question.
    How much is 1 1/2 oz. cream cheese? Pkg’s are 8 oz. So, just cut off about 1 1/2 Tablespoon, right?
    Obviously, I love your web-site!
    Made the pie crust earlier, but will do as you say, not as you wrote. Also increasing the sugar by 1 T.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. I have to tell you put people at ease about cooking, baking and decorating. Thank you from the bottom
    Of my ❤️For your channel. Your very gifted well done using those gifts.

  3. I have to tell you put people at ease about cooking, baking and decorating. Thank you from the bottom
    Of my ❤️For your channel. Your very gifted well–done using those gifts.

  4. 5 stars
    I enjoy your presentations. Your not a Psychologist either but you helped motivate me to get out of bed and cook again, helping to end my depression. I don’t like watching or listening to other presenters. Something just grates on my nerves. Thanks for your straight forward attitude.