i made these simple shortbread cookies for our beauty day that we hosted last weekend. our entire day was filled with flowers so i thought it would be an appropriate way to wrap up our inspiring day!
so i said these were simple.....i really mean it! flour, sugar, salt, butter, vanilla, and juice of one lemon. i also added some lemon thyme to give them some texture and an herbacious flavor.
1 cup butter, unsalted at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
juice of 1 small lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla
fresh lemon thyme, other herbs like rosemary, sage, or basil will work too
fresh edible flowers like violets or pansies
1 egg white
-mix butter, flour, sugar, lemon, salt, and vanilla together
-add the herbs
-on a floured surface, roll dough out
-using a biscuit cutter, carefully cut a disk
-place disks and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
-bake at 350 degrees for 40 or so minutes, until you begin to see a slight variation in color
-remove from oven and brush with egg white and carefully add the flowers to top
-place in oven for 5 minutes
-remove from oven and enjoy!
photos and words by kristen bach