I came across an old recipe for shortbread that contained rice flour, so I thought that baking gluten free shortbread might work quite well. It did!
I have a large lemon balm plant in the front garden which has a gorgeous scent when you rub it between your fingers. I’ve used it before in a Madeira cake and I thought that it might add a lovely flavour to shortbread. I also discovered that, like many herbs, it has medicinal uses. It is calming and can be used to reduce stress (Kennedy et al 2004).
I don’t think there is enough in shortbread to make a difference to your stress levels, but it tastes delicious anyway.