Baker Handpicks Edible Flowers to Create Beautiful Bouquets on Shortbread Cookies

Pressed Flower Shortbread Cookies

Why send flowers when you can give a bouquet that is hand-pressed into delicious shortbread cookies? Montecito-based baker Loria Stern creates pretty treats adorned with handpicked edible flowers and herbs that she selects from her own organic garden or finds in local farmers markets.

Stern came up with the idea of incorporating botanicals into her baked goods when she was asked to make desserts for a friend’s party. The soiree had the theme of “Flower Power” in the style of artist Georgia O'Keeffe. “The idea to press edible flowers into cookies hatched from that party,” reveals Stern. “Since then, I planted an organic garden in my backyard and now use flowers in all kinds of dishes.”

In addition to her signature flower pressed vanilla shortbread cookies, Stern also makes gluten-free versions that are each naturally colored according to their flavor. Green matcha cookies, raspberry rose geranium shortbread, and bright yellow lemon and turmeric biscuits are a few more of her tasty offerings. But Stern doesn’t stop there; she also makes cakes, pies, and even focaccia. Each delectable delight is beautifully decorated with the artistic baker’s pressed flowers that not only look pretty but add even more flavor.

Scroll down to check out Stern's flower cookies and buy your own from her online store.

Loria Stern bakes cookies adorned with edible flowers and herbs that she picks from her own organic garden.

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Stern doesn’t only make cookies. She also creates floral cakes, pies, and more!

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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