These herb-flecked cookies are at once sweet and savory, making them perfect in the afternoon with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

Martha Stewart Living, January 2005


Recipe Summary

Makes about 3 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cornmeal, and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; cream on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time. Add flour mixture; mix on low speed until just combined. Mix in currants and thyme.

  • Using a tablespoon or a 1 1/2-inch ice-cream scoop, drop rounded balls of dough onto lined sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating and switching positions of sheets about halfway through, until pale golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies, on parchment, to a wire rack. Let cool completely.


Reviews (4)

21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
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  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
JBC, we were not looking! On the left are the tags. Towards the bottom is the save command. Feeling like a bonehead.....
Rating: 4 stars
I made these on a chilly, cloudy afternoon. I used dried cherries instead of currants. These unique cookies are delicious. I too am disappointed that I could not save to my collection.
Rating: Unrated
Why can't I save this to my recipe file ? Is the site under constructiion - again ? tks..jbc
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These are great unique cookies that are perfect for gift giving as well as to enjoy yourself.