Summer Cookies: Lemon Myrtle Stars


A few weeks ago, my lovely friend sent me a packet of Lemon Myrtle spice from Australia and while I was wondering about how to use these precious little seeds, these cookies came to my mind. You need: 110 g of icing sugar and 300 g of flour, 1 tsp Lemon Myrtle spice, 200 g butter and 2 egg yolks. Some more icing sugar and edible flowers for decoration. Combine all ingredients with your hands and knead into a dough. Refrigerate for half an hour. Roll out the dough, use cookie cutters to make stars, ar any other shapes and bake on a parchment paper lined tray for about 10 – 15 minutes, or until they are just lightly brown on the edges. Because these are supposed to be summer cookies I decorated them with some Thai Basil flowers. Any other edible flowers, such as lavender would be nice too. Just mix some icing sugar with a little bit of hot water and put a drop of it on each cookie and the gently place a flower in the middle.

16 responses

  1. Dzoli

    Lemon Myrtle is made from Lemon Myrtle tree leaves.They are bashed to release citrus oil and it is used everywhere where you would use lemon:)Your cookies look sweet and delicious;)

    August 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  2. I have never tried lemon myrtle, but it does sound like a great citrusy flavor to add to cookies or cakes. Your pictures are stunning, you did a great job on the presentation.

    August 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

  3. Those are just stunning. Those little flowers!

    August 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

  4. These are just so so cute 🙂 and im sure taste wonderrfffulll!

    August 29, 2011 at 7:40 pm

  5. Aw, thank you all for your nice comments. 🙂

    August 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm

  6. These look fabulous!

    August 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    • Thank you , I just had a look at your blog and I love it.

      November 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

  7. Its fantastic as your other content : D, regards for posting .

    November 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

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