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Sweet Whispers from the Ton: How to Make Bridgerton Bee Honey Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients
To create these delightful cookies, you'll need the following:
 
1 Cup Butter, Room Temperature
½ Cup Brown Sugar
⅓ Cup Honey (plus additional for glazing)
¼ TSP Kosher Salt
1 TSP Cinnamon
2¼ Cups All-purpose Flour (plus an additional ½ cup for consistency and rolling)
 
Instructions
Follow these steps to bake your very own Bridgerton-inspired Honey Shortbread Cookies:
 
Preparation: Start by creaming together the butter and brown sugar in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
 
Mix in Honey: Add in the honey to the creamed butter and sugar, blending until fully combined.
 
Add Dry Ingredients: Introduce the cinnamon and kosher salt to the mixture, mixing thoroughly. Gradually add 2¼ cups of all-purpose flour, a half cup at a time, mixing until just blended. Aim for a soft playdough-like consistency, adding a tad more flour if necessary.
 
Chill: Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
 
Preheat Oven: While your dough chills, preheat your oven to 325° and line your baking sheets with either silicone mats or parchment paper for non-stick baking.
 
Roll and Stamp: On a lightly floured surface, roll out your chilled dough to about a ½ inch thickness. Use a round cookie cutter (or an inventive stand-in such as a small drinking glass) to cut out 2-inch cookies. This is where the magic happens - firmly yet gently, press your Nordic Ware Honey Bee Cookie Stamps into the dough to leave a beautiful bee and honeycomb impression.
 
Bake: Place your stamped cookies on the prepared baking sheets, and bake in the preheated oven for 14-17 minutes, depending on how crispy you prefer your cookies.
 
Cool: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
 
Glaze (Optional): For an added burst of honey flavor, gently heat a tablespoon of honey and lightly brush over the cookies while they are still warm.
 
Enjoy: Serve and enjoy these delightful cookies with your afternoon tea or as a sweet treat anytime.
 
Store your Bridgerton Bee Honey Shortbread Cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh and delicious!
 
Indulge in the sweetness and sophistication of these cookies, and let the charm of the Bridgerton series inspire a dash more elegance in your baking adventures. Happy baking!
 

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