Rose-Hibiscus Shortbread Fans

I actually made Hibiscus Shortbread Fans. I have not had any luck finding rose products so I just decided to leave it out. I don’t think I have made shortbread before so this was a new adventure for me.

I must have mixed my dough incorrectly as I had trouble getting it into the pan smoothly and then when I tried to prick it with the tings of my fork, the dough started to lift. After baking, I managed to get my shortbread out of the pan in one piece. I took a picture in case I broke it in the cutting process.

I managed to cut it without breaking any piece. My icing was a little loose so it dripped along the sides which is fine but does not make a pretty picture like Dorie’s. I used orange sanding sugar as that is what I had on hand. The reviews were great, everyone loved it but the conversation I had with my son about them went like this.

Jacob: “They taste like cheap grocery store cookies.”
Mom: “What !?’!”
Jacob: “But I like cheap grocery store cookies.”
Mom: “Sigh”
Jacob: “Can I have another cookie.”

Ah, the joys of teenagers. Go get your copy now of Dorie’s Cookies as we don’t publish the recipes. To see what others thought this week head over to Tuesdays with Dorie.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Kara says:

    Boys, huh? Glad these worked out for you!


  2. flour.ish.en says:

    Cute conversation. They don't look anything like cheap grocery store cookies.


  3. Kayte says:

    Lol, I took a photo of mine in the pan as I was afraid I would not get them out correctly at all…and indeed, one did fall apart as I unmolded from the pan, so I ate it. Then the one next to it looked a little suspicious, so I ate him, too. Yikes. I had eaten 2/12 cookies before even beginning the icing process. They are so good straight out of the pan! You will be relieved to know that husband and friends ate all the rest, whew! 🙂 Yours look nice and tasty. I love this shortbread recipe.


  4. Summer says:

    Your cookies look delicious and what a fun little conversation… just proves the cookies were a success!


  5. Cakelaw says:

    I think your dough was fine – it was challenging to smoothe and fork the dough without it lifting and they look great to me. Definitely a cut above cheap store bought cookies.


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