Herb-y Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Tilly Bean

Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Adapted from Gourmet 

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lavender buds, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 Tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1 3/4 cup cultured butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup local honey
  • ––– 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ––– 2-4 tsp 2% milk

 

Preheat oven for 300′ F. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside. In the basin of your stand mixer, beat together butter, honey, and confectioners sugar. Add flour mixture and mix until dough resembles coarse meal with some small (roughly pea-size) butter lumps. Gather dough into a ball and then divide into three equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, knead one portion of the dough with the prepared rosemary until evenly distributed. Repeat with prepared lavender, then again with the thyme and lemon zest. Roll out dough portions on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake for 2o minutes or until golden brown.

For the icing, mix together powdered sugar and milk to make a paste. Place in fridge until ready to use. Drizzle and spread across completely cooled cookies Icing will harden in 10-15 minutes.

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

Happyolks | Shortbread Clouds, Three Ways

  1. Jenna

    LOVE the new look of the site!!

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  2. Leah

    Lovely – what a cute dog and a fabulous photo. Mary Oliver can do no wrong. Recipe sounds pretty glorious too – love the idea of three types of cookies. Like a chocolate box – you never know what you’re going to get. Just lovely!

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  3. Kathryn

    Just too, too lovely.

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  4. Kate

    Once again your photographs blow me away. Just beautiful.

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  5. julia

    love the new site, kelsey! and, these cookies look delicious.

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  6. Jillian

    Love the site:)
    We made rosemary shortbreads as one of our Christmas cookies this year and it was my absolute fav!!

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  7. Heather

    Gorgeous photos, lovely words, and I am diggin’ the new site :) And that pup-face…how do you ever say no to that ?!

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  8. Laura

    Oh yay, something with a bunch of herbs! I’m always looking for more recipes with thyme. I may try this and replace one of the herbs with oregano too, just because I have too much oregano and never know what to do with it. Do you think that would taste funny? Maybe switch out the thyme or rosemary. Who knows! I’ll have to give it a try and see. Thanks for the new recipe!

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  9. Grace

    Really like the looks of the new site! Looking forward to see what the shop will entail.

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  10. kristie {birch and wild}

    Wow, these are beautiful little clouds! I want all my food to be in a cloud shape now. And that pup is a beauty!

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  11. Abby

    So utterly beautiful. <3

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  12. Shelley | Sevengrams

    Any reason to buy more cookie cutters, and I’m in! Loving the look of the new site — perfectly clean and simple.

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  13. sara forte

    wow. It’s so gorgeous! I am both proud and jealous 😉 You have such a way of making things so “you” and it is perfect. I can’t wait to follow “Places I Never Meant to Be”. You constantly inspire me…especially on an evening when I needed to stop feeling sorry for myself. Get it girl. Hope you guys are having a phenomenal trip. xo

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  14. Kathryne

    Dang, look at this gorgeous website! I love it! And cookies, no less. They look fantastic. By the way, been meaning to tell you how obsessed I am with your carrot hot sauce. I’ve been meaning to try making some ever since I ran out of my Marie Sharp’s bottle from Belize and now you’ve given me a recipe for it! Thank you, Kelsey.

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  15. sarah b.

    Kelsey you’re so amazing girl! So blown away by you. Always have been. <3 These clouds are stunning and the site is looking so dang perfect. Hope you guys are enjoying Oz. Just recently took a trip to NZ with my babe and had trip of a lifetime. xoo

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  16. Kate

    So beautiful! I love the whimsy of it all.

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  17. felicia | Dish by Dish

    I love the new look! so fresh, so clean, and so much easier to read in terms of font color and size!

    Congrats!

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  18. Eliza

    Somewhat savoury shortbread? Count me in!

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  19. Laura

    Just read the recipe again and now I get the three ways — each herb on its own! Oops! Disregard ^ my other comment about the oregano. 😛

    (Side note: I think something is wrong with the comment link – I was only able to get to the comment form when I clicked the link to the other comments… ?)

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  20. Felicia @ Ingredient1

    When garden meets cookie! We love the use of herbs and lavender. Buttery and savory, these cookies sound amazing!

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  21. Emanuele @ guyslovecooking

    Good take on a traditional recipe. The pictures are fantastic too. Thanks :)

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  22. kale

    the site looks as beautiful as always but a face lift/spring cleaning/update always feels good! cheers from France!

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  23. Lindsey

    I love these! I imagine the herbs and honey would add such a nice fresh take on a classic shortbread cookie.

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  24. Tkay

    I like the look on the dogs face….and the short bread..amazing work.

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  25. francesca

    Clouds + Coffee <3

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  26. Ashley L. Basla

    These look beautiful! I bet these are so fragrant and delicious. I have a recipe for GF and vegan lavender vanilla bean cookies. I just love baking with lavender! http://www.sugarpeel.com

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  27. Stephanie

    Your site looks great and so do these cookies! I have to admit, I rarely think about cookies aside from Christmas time, but I’m thinking about them now! Can’t wait to try these :-)

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  28. Heghineh

    Love your food photography and details, really helps,
    thank you so much for sharing

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  29. Sarah | Well and Full

    Your pup is so cute! Also these photos are beautiful :)

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  30. Renee

    Absolutely love love love the new lay out!! And these photos. And the recipe. Can’t wait to get in the kitchen and try one (or all three) out!!

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  31. Zofia

    I need to get some cutting tools to make these, boring cup-shaped shortbreads would not fully portray the awesomeness of this recipe :)

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  32. Rocky

    Lovely presentation with pics.. Surely want to made one today !!

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  33. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    those cloud cutters a simply divine! what a beautiful recipe, I am truly smiling ear to ear just from gazing at it :)

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  34. Nadia

    Are you taking a hiatus? I have just found you but it does not look like you still update. No? I hope not! I am enjoying your recipes very much =)

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  35. Find My Rice

    Love your site! It’s clean and simple. Thanks for sharing your recipe! They look amazingly yummy! 😀
    – Regine

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  36. Laura

    Beautiful photography and delicious looking cloud shortbread, I may have to give this recipe a go this weekend, thank you for sharing x

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  37. Meal Prep

    Awesome recipe to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Phoebe @ Feed Me Phoebe

    You have such gorgeous food photography! Truly a pleasure to look at. Would love to try and make a GF version!

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  39. Mahée Ferlini

    Something tells me your little dog thinks he is going help you taste-test those cookies. I can’t blame him, I sure would, they look great. They are a nice mix of sweet and savory. Thank you for the recipe!

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  40. Anne

    Hope all is well! Haven’t seen you do any entries lately. Is this blog this live?

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  41. Drumles Den Haag

    Wow, a savory shortbread. And indeed…why does it always have to be sweet. Genius!! :)

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  42. Lisa Favre

    The ingredients used for this recipe just seem like sheer perfection once everything is added up together. Love the concept of the clouds and how whimsical you made this entire post feel!

    http://marblecrumbs.com

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