Lemon Thyme Cookies

Makes 4 dozen cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 ½ cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lemon thyme

1. Cream the butter with the sugar, add the eggs, and mix well.

2. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the butter, sugar, and eggs until well blended, then add the lemon thyme.

3. Chill overnight or until firm enough to roll.

4. Preheat the oven to 350F. Roll the chilled dough into 1-inch balls and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

From: The Pleasure of Herbs by Phyllis V. Shaudys (©1986 by Storey Communications, Inc.; published by Garden Way Publishing).