You might not think that a savory herb belongs in a sweet dessert, but one bite of these melt-in-your-mouth wedges will have you convinced otherwise.
Makes 8 wedges
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1¾ cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons lemon zest, divided
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
- 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons plus ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary, divided
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Spray a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with baking spray with flour.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar with a mixer at medium-high speed until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes, stopping to scrape bowl. Beat in 1 tablespoon zest and 2 teaspoons lemon juice until combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, 2 tablespoons rosemary, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed just until combined. Knead dough a few times with hands just until it comes together.
- Press dough into prepared skillet. Freeze for 30 minutes. Using a sharp paring knife, score dough into 8 wedges. (Do not cut all the way through dough.)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Bake until edges are lightly browned, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 2 minutes. Using a sharp knife, cut all the way through wedges in pan. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
- Remove wedges from pan. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Drizzle onto shortbread; sprinkle with remaining ½ teaspoon rosemary and remaining ½ teaspoon zest. Let stand until glaze is set, about 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.