Forest Honey Shortbread Fries

by Megan on May 7, 2012

These are the french fries of the tea partying world.

The edges are crisp while the center is chewy version of shortbread I had no idea existed! Maybe I under-baked them a smidgen, and maybe I’m so glad I did!

These are dreamy with forest honey, sea salt, and jam. Pretty much three of my faves.

So, I think you should totally make these little fellas for your next lady party. Use your most favorite honey. Package them up like french fries in little paper bags, if you’re feeling ambitious. But mostly, let’s just get our french fry on cookie style.

Forest Honey Shortbread Fries
Recipe adapted from Evil Shenanigans


shortbread fries –

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces and chilled
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 3 T of your favorite honey
  • 1/2 t vanilla
top it –
  • 1 T more of your favorite honey
  • sea salt, for sprinkling
  • strawberry jam, for dunking
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and spray again.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat together the shortbread ingredients on low until combined, well-mixed, and smooth. Press into the prepared baking dish. Prick with a fork all over, being careful not to press the fork all the way to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the cookies feel firm when lightly pressed and are golden brown all over. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Brush the additional tablespoon of honey over the shortbread and sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool in the pan for 30 more minutes. Cut with a sharp knife and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Serve with jam or more honey for dunking, and a cup of tea if you’re feeling especially ladylike.

Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Honey, thanks for being you.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

mum May 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

Cute, tasty and lovely pictures!!


Megan May 7, 2012 at 9:48 am



cindy May 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

I love that you have forest honey! And, I just want all the fries in the world, way to make them happen in a cookie!


Megan May 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

Yeah girl! Let’s eat french fry pizza soon.


Laura Dembowski May 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

These are super cute. They would be great for a party!


Megan May 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm



heather May 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Forest honey!? Sounds delicious and magical, like it was gathered by tiny gnome hands!

These must be the best fries ever.


Megan May 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Yes! I totally imagined gnomes were involved in this honey production! I bet you’d love these, Heather. 🙂


Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen May 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

French fries in sweet form! Holy moly. I love!


Megan May 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

!!! Thanks Adrianna! <3


NicoleD May 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

These sound all kinds of awesome! Love your little heart dish of jam, too.


Megan May 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Oooh gurl, you’d love these, I bet!


Eva {Not your mama's dinner} May 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Dude!! Major awesome! Bonkers! Incredible! More superlatives… Can’t wrap my head around this!


Megan May 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I love your enthusiasm! Yay!! <3


Sydney @ The Crepes of Wrath May 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Yum! These look so good, and I love the presentation. I’ll have to check out that forest honey – I just used the rest of mine up last night.


Megan May 9, 2012 at 10:19 am

Thanks, Sidney! I can’t get enough honey in my life.


Jenny (vintagesugarcube) May 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

LOVE this recipe! Have never heard of these before and I can not wait to try them out. I think they’d be perrrfect for a late night date with someone cute and a bottle of bubbly. 🙂


Megan May 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thanks Jenny! Nothing quite like snacking with a hottie, right?


Nequan May 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Can we say DELISH! This recipe will definitely be added to the collection.


Megan May 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Thanks, Nequan! <3


Arrie May 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I audibly whimpered when I saw your goat cheese & blueberry tart recipe, and by the time I got to this post, I started to panic when I couldn’t find the RSS feed button. Could not subscribe fast enough.


Megan May 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Ah! Yay! Thanks so much, Arrie! <3


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