Brooklyn-based Chef and CEO Clio Goodman started ByClio Bakery, delivering thoughtfully-designed cakes and other baked goods to Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

One of Goodman’s favorite cookie recipes is below.

See the latest Community Cookbook recipe here.

ByClio’s Floral Sugar Cookie.


Sugar Mix/Coating


1/2 cup granulated sugar


4 tablespoons dried flower mix*

zest of 1 lemon

*can find dried flowers at Kalustyan’s, 123 Lexington Ave, (212) 685-3451


In a food processor, pulse sugar through lemon until “powder sugar.” Should get 1/2 – 3/4 cups. Set aside.

Cookie Dough


  • 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup plus 1T all purpose flour
  • 1/2t. baking soda
  • 1t. salt
  • 2 sticks of soft salted butter
  • 1/2C 3T. floral sugar from above
  • 1/3C plus 1T. powder sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2t. vanilla extract


  • -In a bowl, mix cake flour through salt, set aside.
  • -In a Kitchen Aid mixer with the paddle attachment, cream salted butter through powder sugar until light and fluffy (reserve remaining floral sugar for rolling).
  • -Add egg and vanilla extract, mix until incorporated.
  • -Add reserved dry mix, mix until incorporated.
  • -Chill 1 hour before scooping.

Floral Coating 


  • Remaining floral sugar
  • 2-3T. Sugar in the Raw
  • 2-3T. Mixed dried flowers


Mix everything in a bowl.



  • -Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  • -Have baking tray ready with parchment.
  • -Using a scoop or Tablespoon measure, scoop 2 Tablespoons worth of cookie dough and roll in floral sugar.
  • -Place cookies on the baking tray 2 inches apart.
  • -Bake for 10-15 minutes or until starts to brown around the sides but not the middle.
  • -Cool completely and enjoy!

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