Herdy’s Floral Sugar Cookies

Mother's Day is just around the corner. So why not make some tasty treats for Mum in the form of some delicious Herdy sugar cookies? They are super easy to make and deliciously sweet. The edible flowers and zesty lemon glaze will make them a perfect springtime treat.

Don't forget to accompany these with a brew in her favourite Herdy mug.

Herdy Floral Sugar Cookies, Made with edible flowers and royal icing


For the cookies

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 360g all-purpose flour
  • Half tsp baking powder

For the topping - you can use one or a selection of the below ingredients. We used edible flowers, mint and pistachios.

  • 200g Icing Sugar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Edible flowers (fresh or dried)
  • Chopped pistachios
  • Citrus zest
  • Candied ginger
  • Candied or fresh herds (such as mint or lavender)

Ewe will need

  • Herdy Cookie Cutter Set
  • Mixing bowl
  • Sieve
  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper
  • Tweezers (optional)
  • Pallet knife / spatular

Cooking Time: 10 min

Makes: approx 15

Difficulty: Easy



  • Step 1

In a large bowl mix together the butter and sugar until the mixture is creamy in texture. Make sure you don’t overwork the mix, or your biscuits may spread during baking.

  • Step 2

Beat in the egg until well combined. Sieve in the flour and baking powder and mix until a dough forms. Place the dough on a floured surface and give it a quick knead so your mix is easier to work with. There is no need to chill the dough before rolling.


  • Step 3

Preheat your oven to 180°C or gas 5. Roll out your mixture to approximately 4mm thick. Use the large Herdy Cookie Cutter to cut out your shapes. Try to reuse as much dough as you can to minimise waste, we got 15 biscuits out of the mixture. Use a palette knife to transfer the biscuits to a baking tray.

  • Step 4

Bake for around 10 minutes, or until golden brown at the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully.


  • Step 5

To create your icing sugar glaze, sieve 200g of icing sugar into a bowl and add the juice of 1 whole lemon, mix until smooth. Your glaze should be opaque and not too thick.

  • Step 6

Working with one biscuit at a time, spoon a teaspoon full of glaze into the centre of Herdy’s tummy. Carefully level the glaze to cover all of Herdy's body, making sure not to cover the face and legs. You will need a steady hand for this part, we suggest doing a practice cookie first! You can always add a bit more icing sugar to your mix if your glaze is a bit runny. Transfer your coated biscuits to a wire rack or piece of baking parchment to decorate. Add your desired topping to the glaze, you can be random with your design, or if you prefer you can use a pair of tweezers to be extra precise. Let your biscuits stand at room temperature for 1 hour to set fully.

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