Melt-In-Your-Mouth Herbed Shortbread

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Herbed Shortbread

Tender savory shortbread will surprise your taste buds with the hint of basil and thyme.

10 min. prep time
9 servings
141 Rating


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 ounces (1/2 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon coarse ground pepper


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed just until soft dough forms.

Press dough evenly onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 32 to 37 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan on cooling rack. While still warm, carefully cut into squares. Cool completely.

Recipe Tip

For appetizer servings, cut each square in half diagonally.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 170

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #12785©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These are very tasty, but very very crumbly. I used fresh herbs from my garden instead of dried, and used the big four...parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. They went very well with the roasted carrot soup also from this site. Will make again.

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