Recipes and Cooking Pink Peppercorn-Viola Shortbread 3.6 (7) Flour, sugar, and butter are all you need to bake up a classic shortbread recipe. Add color and complementary flavors with crushed pink peppercorns and edible violas. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 28, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Adam Albright Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 20 Yield: 20, 2-inch cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup butter ⅓ cup violas, chopped 1 tablespoon pink peppercorns, crushed Milk (optional) Whole violas (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in chopped violas and peppercorns. Knead mixture until it forms a smooth ball. (Mixture will be crumbly at first.) Pat dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 1- to 2-inch round cutters. Arrange 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. If desired, brush shortbread with milk, add whole violas, and brush with milk. Bake 15 minutes or until bottoms start to brown. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freezer up to 3 months. Tips Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze up to 3 months. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 111 Calories 7g Fat 11g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 20 Calories 111 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 18mg 6% Sodium 56mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% Total Sugars 3g Protein 1g Vitamin C 1.4mg 7% Calcium 5mg 0% Iron 0.6mg 3% Potassium 19mg 0% Folate, total 21.8mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.