Lemon Basil Cookies with Edible Flower Garnish

Lemon Basil Cookies with Edible Flower Garnish

Lemon Basil Cookies with Edible Flower Garnish

How awesomly fun and exciting are these cookies!!!! The garnish is not only beautiful but edible too without having to be a professional to do it!. I found this really fun and very interesting recipe at one of my fave websites tablespoon.com. You don’t see desserts like this everyday! I love how creative/simple this dessert is not to mention original. Your guests will be shocked and wonder how you managed to be so awesome!

Ingredients:

1 pouch shortbread cookie mix
1 cup butter, softened (not melted)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 grated lemon peel
sugar
honey
edible flowers

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 400°F.
2. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, lemon peel and basil until soft dough forms.
3. On work surface sprinkle lightly with flour, roll dough 1/8 inch thick.
4. Cut with 2 1/2-inch scalloped-edge round cookie cutter dipped into flour.
5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
6. Sprinkle cookies with sugar.
7. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
8. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack and then let cool completely, about 15 minutes.
9. Brush backs of flowers with honey. Top each cookie with flower, honey-side down.

**Substitution chopped fresh rosemary for the basil.

FLOWER INFO: Did you know that there are a variety of edible flowers? Other edible flowers to try are nasturtium, impatiens and squash flowers. Don’t use flowers from your local nursery as they contain pesticides. Remember to only eat the petals!

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