When we were still living in Vermont a friend of mine gave me a bag of Fragrant Shallot Cookies from Savor Fine Foods. They tasted like shortbread with a savory buttery taste from the shallots. They were so good!

Immediately I thought I need to try and make these at home. After numerous searching on line for shortbread cookies, and adding shallots to shortbread, I found a recipe that I could adapt in my kitchen. It was a success and I can’t wait to make them again. I’m thinking these cookies would be perfect for gift giving around the holidays.

Fragrant Shallot Cookies


12 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. sugar
Pinch salt
1 ¾ cups flour
1 large shallots, chopped
2 Tbsp. butter
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vinegar (optional)


Peel and chop the shallots.  In a small sauce pan cook the shallots slowly in the 2 Tbsp. of butter, salt and vinegar, stir occasionally until cooked, about 15 minutes. Set aside and let cool completely. Make the shortbread.

Cream the butter and sugar, then add the cooled shallots. Sift the flour and salt in a separate bowl. Add the flour and salt to the butter shallot mixture until a dough is formed, don’t over mix it. Divide the dough in half and shape into two logs. Wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 F. After chilling the dough, cut the logs into ¼ inch slices. Put on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them. Remove the cookies from the oven when they feel slightly firm to the touch and the edges just begin to brown. You can see that my first batch was in a little bit too long!

Makes about 4 dozen cookies depending on the size. Mine were about the size of a fifty cent piece. You could also roll the dough out and use a cookie cutter.

12 comments on “Fragrant Shallot Cookies

GreenDoor on February 22, 2019 7:14 pm

Saw this on the South Your Mouth potluck. I’m always on the lookout for savory cookies and I can’t wait to give these a try!

Nancy Wolff on February 23, 2019 6:18 pm

Green Door,
Be warned these cookies are melt in your mouth delicious and it’s hard to only eat one or two or… 🙂

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on February 27, 2019 7:49 pm

I think I could really enjoy these. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – enjoy the rest of your week!

Jenna on February 28, 2019 2:48 am

Yum! I have made a rosemary pinenut short bread cookie and they are so good! Pinning!

Nancy Wolff on February 28, 2019 3:55 am

Rosemary pine nut shortbread sounds amazing! 🙂

Lisa Lombardo on February 28, 2019 1:21 pm

Shortbread is my weakness! (Okay, one of my weaknesses!) These look amazing!

Nancy Wolff on February 28, 2019 6:41 pm

They are so delicious it is hard just to eat one, or two…

Erlene on March 4, 2019 12:21 am

I’ve never had a shallot cookie, but there’s a Japanese rice cracker with it that I love. Pinning to try. Thanks for sharing on MM.

April J Harris on March 4, 2019 6:51 pm

I have had savoury shortbread before, Nancy, and I just love it! Your Shallot Cookies look and sound absolutely delicious. I hope to try the recipe soon! Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Nancy Wolff on March 5, 2019 4:36 pm

Thanks so much for the feature, those savory shortbread cookies are so delicious!

Lisa Lombardo on March 20, 2019 8:04 pm

Hey Nancy,
I just shared a recipe for Salted Cinnamon Shortbread on my site and I have a link to this post included! Hope you hear from some new readers!

You can read it here…

Nancy Wolff on March 20, 2019 10:46 pm

Thanks so much Lisa!

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