I have had a bumper crop of pansies this year and found a recipe on Pinterest for shortbread cookies involving pansies. I enjoy a good shortbread cookie and had tons of pansies, so win-win, right?
Here are the pansies:
And here are my cookies:
In general, you can do this with most cookies if you want. (Perfect for a sugar cookie, too.) After you have baked your favorite cookie, you will leave your oven on and set the cookies out to cool. Then combine an egg white with a bit of water and whisk it together. Grab a pansy that you have already washed and remove as much of the stem as you can. “Wash” the top of your cookie with the egg white mixture, lay down the pansy, “wash” over that and sprinkle some sugar on top. Pop them back into the oven for 2-3 minutes and you’re good to go!
They were yummy and beautiful all at the same time. It takes a bit of patience to work with the pansies here, but it was definitely a lovely outcome. These would be perfect for a summer party or shower.
Thanks for looking!