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Queen City Cookies

Maker - Peggy Shannon

Queen City Cookies

Maker Story

Edible Art

Some artists express their creativity using paint, pencil, and clay. Peggy Shannon’s media of choice is shortbread.

When you first lay eyes on a shortbread cookie from Queen City Cookies, it’s hard to imagine eating it. It seems too precious to disturb the painstakingly rendered details. But Peggy, a lifelong baker, wants her artistry to be experienced with the palate as well as the eyes. So we obliged, and discovered the flavor and texture of these cookies is every bit as luscious as the detailing.

The inspiration for Queen City Cookies is Springerle, a traditional German treat that’s made using hand-carved molds to imprint designs into cookies. Peggy was taken by the intricate Springerle molds, some of which date back to the 14th century, and she started her own collection of cookie molds. The imagery -- love birds, hearts, flora and fauna -- is traditional, but Peggy’s approach to taste and texture is modern. She starts with crisp shortbread then adorns it with a soft icing top that’s hand-pressed with a design from her cookie molds. Each crispy, buttery cookie is a work of art, handmade to order with premium, preservative-free ingredients including farm-fresh eggs, whole cane sugar and European-style butter.

It’s hard to decide which is more exquisite, the look of these stunning cookies or their rich, delicious taste. We’ll happily call it a tie and savor every detail, every last bite.

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Discovered 1/24/2012

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Discovered 1/24/2012

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Maker Story

Edible Art

Some artists express their creativity using paint, pencil, and clay. Peggy Shannon’s media of choice is shortbread.

When you first lay eyes on a shortbread cookie from Queen City Cookies, it’s hard to imagine eating it. It seems too precious to disturb the painstakingly rendered details. But Peggy, a lifelong baker, wants her artistry to be experienced with the palate as well as the eyes. So we obliged, and discovered the flavor and texture of these cookies is every bit as luscious as the detailing.

The inspiration for Queen City Cookies is Springerle, a traditional German treat that’s made using hand-carved molds to imprint designs into cookies. Peggy was taken by the intricate Springerle molds, some of which date back to the 14th century, and she started her own collection of cookie molds. The imagery -- love birds, hearts, flora and fauna -- is traditional, but Peggy’s approach to taste and texture is modern. She starts with crisp shortbread then adorns it with a soft icing top that’s hand-pressed with a design from her cookie molds. Each crispy, buttery cookie is a work of art, handmade to order with premium, preservative-free ingredients including farm-fresh eggs, whole cane sugar and European-style butter.

It’s hard to decide which is more exquisite, the look of these stunning cookies or their rich, delicious taste. We’ll happily call it a tie and savor every detail, every last bite.