Experience pure indulgence with this melt-in-your-mouth Vanilla Bean and Honey Shortbread Cookies. They have the ultimate cookie experience; golden, buttery infused with fragrant vanilla bean and natural local honey. These Vanilla Bean and Honey Shortbread cookies are pressed by hand using old world wooden molds to create shoppisticated designs.
Vanilla Bean and Honey Shortbread Cookies
2 sticks softened butter
100g sugar (1/2 cup)
57g honey (3 tablespoons)
272g flour (2 cups)
3 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
Pinch of salt
In a large bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and honey until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and mix to incorporate.. Add the flour and salt and and mix until combined. Place two sheets of parchment paper on counter and divide the dough in half between the two sheets. Shape the dough into two logs, approx. 1 ¼” in diameter. Shape logs into squares using cookie sheet. Freeze 30 minutes or refrigerate 2 + hours, or until firm.
If making pressed cookies, remove dough and slice into ¼” slices then break off dough and press into floured mold. Flour rolling pin and roll across mold until even. Gently remove from mold and cut away excess dough. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet. When done, freeze for 30 min.
Preheat oven to 325. Place 1-2” apart. Bake 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Transfer to rack after 2 minutes. Let cool completely. Enjoy them fresh or for your tea-time snack.
Many thanks to Sara who developed this beautiful and delicious Vanilla Bean and Honey Shortbread Cookies recipe.
Sara is a dedicated stay at home mom of three, born artist and self taught baker. The fusion of these three gave birth to Lavender and Sugar Home Bakery. Her vision in starting this business is to make her pieces of edible art available to everyone. She thinks it is important that you find joy in everything you try.
Check her baked-goods out on Instagram (@lavender.and.sugar) or head directly to her website, saraslittle.wixsite.com. She offers limited special occasion cakes and her delicious honey shortbread cookies.