Elizabeth J: The cookie itself is delicious though the glaze is thick and too sweet for our tastes. The edible flowers look lovely but add a textural element (somewhat fibrous and hard to chew) that not is not appealing.
Penny: They looked so pretty … until we made them! The shortbread was good (and easy to make, the video was helpful) but we couldn’t really taste the lavender in the dough. The shortbread plain was delicious but my little helpers thought the dried flowers tasted “like boot polish smells” (not that they’ve ever cleaned a pair of boots), the lavender flowers in particular on top had a strong taste.
Sara W.: Taste better than they look! Friends preferred cookies without icing...shortbread is amazing. Next time, would use the called for white icing.
Erica: Followed the shortbread recipe, perfectly respectable, lavender is a nice touch. Purchasing special cutters and flowers seemed excessive for a basic sugar cookie, though.
Mary Beth Hunt: This CoverGirl Centerfold Cookie was easy to make but the ingredients were hard to find. Admire the picture and use what you have to decorate this rich buttery Lavender Shortbread Cookie.
Neil: Poinsettias are red; Elvis is blue; this recipe calls for lavender -- and edible flowers, too! (Stick to sugar cookies -- ho, ho, ho.)
Stacy Markow: These cookies are both beautiful and delicious. The combination of the dried lavender, sour raspberries, and candied fresh herbs gave these a bright and complex flavor unlike any holiday cookie I've had before.
Cheryl L.: High maintenance, but tasty. Subbed in seasonal candied lemon peel and chopped cranberries because edible flowers aren't in my pantry.
Mark Dedrick: It was very challenging to find the ingredients for this cookie. And while it turned out ok, I don't think I'll be rushing back to add it to my cookie rotation, in part because of the soapy lavender element.
Ivana: Finding edible flowers in December was a little challenging. The cookies are delicate, buttery, beautiful and easier to make than I thought. They will be a lovely addition to my tablescape for Christmas. I think I will make these again in the Spring with flowers from my garden.