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For over a year I have been eyeballing these gorgeous cookies. Pinterest got me. But I wondered, would these picture perfect cookies actually taste good? My husband and I were up to the challenge. I know you just want the recipe so let’s jump right in.

Spoiler Alert They are delicious!



  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Zest
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Zest
  • 1 Cup Salted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Edible Flowers
  • 1 Egg

Frosting (Optional)

  • 3 Cups Confectioners Sugar Sifted
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup


1. Pour a glass of wine. Take a sip. Maybe one more sip.

2. Preheat oven to 325 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

3. In a medium bowl stir together the sugar, butter, lemon and lime zest and vanilla until light and fluffy.

4. Add the flour to the creamed butter and mix again on medium low or until a cookie dough consistency is formed. Don’t panic if it’s crumbly. Dough should be moist but firm. (if you feel it is dry add a tablespoon of milk, dough should NOT be sticky)

5. Remove the dough from the bowl and divide into two halves. Shape each half into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap.

6. Place the dough in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.

7. Place one half of the dough on a floured surface and roll out to ¼ inch thickness.

8. Use a 2.5-3 inch cookie cutter to cut out as many cookies as you can.

9. Transfer cookies to prepared baking trays, spacing 1-2 inches apart.

10. Using a pastry brush, gently coat a thin layer of beaten egg white onto the center of each cookie. Then, gently press a flower blossom slightly onto the surface. The back of the blossom may need to sink into the dough for petals to lay flat.

11. Place the entire tray into the fridge for 10-15 minutes to make sure cookie dough is cold before baking.

12. Place trays on the center rack of the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to slightly golden in color. Bake time may differ between ovens, so keep an eye on the first batch.

13. Repeat with remaining half of dough.

14. Enjoy!


My kids and my husband love icing. If you want to add a little something extra, whip up this tasty icing real quick.

Frosting Instructions:

  1. Put sifted confection sugar in a bowl. Add in corn syrup, vanilla and milk and mix it up until it is smooth. Add more milk if needed.
  2. Pour into a frosting bag and decorate your cooled cookies.
Tami Farrell

Tami Farrell

Believer. Dreamer. Wife. Mommy. Starbucks Addict.

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