Tuesdays with Dorie DC: Rose-Hibiscus Shortbread Fans

February 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, DC, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 10 Comments
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rose-hibiscus shortbread fans

Homemade shortbread is quite a treat, and these Rose-Hibiscus Shortbread Fans are an interesting take on the norm. They have a delicious, buttery Scottish shortbread base, they’re lightly perfumed, and they’re perfect for a tea party. I crushed up some dried hibiscus leaves that I have left in the cupboard from another Dorie Recipe and managed to track down her favorite rose extract. I loved the delicate floral taste and crisp, sandy texture of these cookies. I made a half-recipe in a six-inch cake pan, so my “fans” weren’t as long and slim as they would have been in a larger pan. With a little glaze and pink sugar on top, I don’t think anyone noticed but me.

For the recipe, see Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll. 


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  1. Delicious 🙂

  2. I love that you minified this one! So cute! I couldn’t taste the flavours in this one but it was still delish!

    • I definitely noticed the rose more than the hibiscus (and i will admit that I never measure extracts at home…so maybe I was a little heavier with my freehanding than the recipe!).

  3. yummy! Looks amazing!

  4. Yours came out great!! Mine are not so pretty but still taste good

  5. Nice blend of flavors, and I love that icing on top 🙂

  6. I think your wedges of shortbread look just as pretty as the longer, thinner version! I could taste both flavours (and lemongrass, too, from my tea blend).

  7. We loved these too. Look forward to her other shortbread recipes.

  8. So sweet-looking, and I love the unexpected tang of hibiscus in baked treats.

  9. I used Rose water and it was quite flavorful. But not so much the hibiscus. Yours are cute!

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