Savoury Biscuits with Rosemary, Thyme & Sage


  • 1 bar / 250 g / a little bit more than 2 sticks of unsalted butter (chopped)
  • 3½ cups pain flour
  • 3 tbs freshly chopped rosemary, thyme and sage (1 tbs each)
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 4 tbs water or milk
  • 1 egg

savoury Christmas cookies


  • rolling pin
  • large baking trays
  • Teflon sheets or parchment paper
  • cookie cutters – optional

Christmas cookie tin home made edible gifts


  1. Combine flour, salt, herbs and butter and in a bowl and knead until well mixed, add in water or milk and egg and continue kneading until dough is smooth and not sticking to hands.
  2. Take a handful of dough at the time and roll with rolling pin until about 4 mm thick.
  3. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters or simply make small balls and flatten them.
  4. Place cookies on the baking tray lined with Teflon sheets or parchment paper and bake until golden in 190°C (374°F).
  5. Let them cool down completely before transferring them to the cookie jar or tin.

Make about 35 – 40 cookies (9.5 cm / 3.5 in wide).


Cookies can be stored in air tight container for 7 – 10 days.

Those cookies are delicious all year around, not only for Christmas and would make great picnic snack as well.

You can use in this recipe leftover Christmas turkey herbs.

Your thoughts…

  1. I know I’d love those savory, starry bites!

    But Margo, I’m a little miffed that you still have fresh sage. I forgot to bring my sage plant indoors this year, and it didn’t survive the first frost.

  2. Marysol, I’m sorry to hear that. I forgot about mint plant and rose… they are frozen now in the yard. But the sage is from the supermarket (probably not local)… It was together with rosemary and thyme – fresh herb mix for the turkey stuffing.
    But we have Xmas tree from last year… it was all year in our yard, now back in the house.

  3. Merry Christmas Margot, all the best for 2010

    David x

  4. Hi Margot!
    Beautiful stars,if you do´’t mind, i’ll take the recipe with me ;)
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010.

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