Flower Shortbread Cookies

Flower Shortbread Cookies


2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

1¼ cups confectioners’ sugar

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2½ cups Flourish Flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 large egg white

30 small edible flowers

Sugar (preferably superfine), as needed for finishing


1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

2. Add the egg yolk and vanilla; mix to combine, about 1 minute more. Add the flour and salt; mix just until combined.

3. Prepare a piece of parchment paper about 12 inches long. Turn the cookie dough out onto the parchment and form it into a rough log along one long side of the paper. Use the paper to help form the dough into a rounded log shape, about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap the dough in the parchment paper. Transfer the dough to the refrigerator and chill for 1½ hours.

4. Preheat the oven to 350°F, with racks in the upper and lower thirds. Line two baking sheetswith parchment paper.

5. Use a sharp knife to cut the cookie dough into ⅓-inch-thick slices. Transfer the slices to the prepared baking sheets, staggering them and leaving at least ½ inch between cookies.

6. In a small bowl, whisk the egg white with 1 tablespoon cool water. Working a few at a time, brush the surface of the cookies with the egg wash and then place a flower in the center. Gently brush the cookie again with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

7. Bake the cookies, rotating the sheets from front to back and top to bottom at the halfway mark, until the surface appears set and they are evenly golden brown on the bottom (they won’t brown on top, so use a spatula to lift a cookie and check), 13 to 15 minutes. Cool the cookies completely on the baking sheets.

Recipe Courtesy of Pure Wow

Fiber loves water and your recipes will too. You may notice your recipes will need a little more liquid (water, milk, or fruit juice) when using our flour.

For breads, rolls, and other yeast-raised baked goods: Increase liquids ¼ cup (60g) at a time until you reach the desired dough consistency.

For cookies: Increase liquids 1 tbs. (15g) at a time until you reach the desired batter or dough consistency.

For brownies, quick-breads, muffins, pancakes, waffles, pie crusts and more: Increase liquids 2 tbs. (30g) at a time until you reach the desired batter or dough consistency.