The Feast of the Dormition is often associated with the blessing of flowers and herbs, because the fragrance of the flowers and herbs reminds us of the scent of holiness, which filled the empty tomb of the Theotokos. In many places it is still the custom to bring herbs and flowers on this feast day to be blessed. You can read more about the Feast of Dormition in my Dormition Fast Guide!
As a beautiful tribute to the Theotokos, and the Feast of Dormition, I wanted to share a recipe for making edible flower shortbread cookies! I first saw these when my Presvytera friend @rebekahbethany shared them on Instagram. With her permission, and using her gorgeous photos, I want to share with you how to make them! Aren’t they stunning? Be sure to follow her on Instagram!