October 14, 2022

How To Make Edible Flower Shortbread Cookies

By Linh Chu
How To Make Edible Flower Shortbread Cookies

Flower shortbread cookies is one of my favourite afternoon tea treats. It’s a poetic way to use these beautiful blooms that are filling in every corner of my garden. These cookies are adorable and so easy to pull off. They also make a great gift for a wedding shower, tea party or maybe you just love a good simple kitchen craft.

What You Need

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup self-raising flour
  • ½ cup icisng sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg white
  • A handful of pansies or edible flowers

How To Do It

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Have butter at room temperature. Cream butter and sift icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add sifted flours and mix well.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and bring together into a smooth flat disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.
  • Roll out the dough to a 0.7cm thickness and cut out with a cookie cutter.
  • Bake the cookies in batches, 1 tray at a time. 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and gently press flowers onto the hot cookies, pressing slightly to adhere the flowers to the cookies.
  • Brush the cookies with egg white.
  • Bake for another 1 minute.
  • Let the cookies cool completely on a rack and dust with caster sugar.

Edible Flower Varieties You Can Use To Decorate Shortbread Cookies
  • Pansies are ideal because they’re thin enough to press the whole flower flat, and they come in endless colour combinations.
  • Violets and violas
  • Roses (use the petals)
  • Geraniums (use the petals)
  • Marigolds (use the petals)

If these cookies are not beautiful & whimsical I don't know what are. Let me know if the comments what is your favourite spring bake?



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