Need shortbread recipe for mold pans
So I got these cockle shell pans presumably designed for madeleines and they work a treat that way. But would love to make sandwich cookies, which would mimic the look of whole clams. Found a few recipes for that but the texture of the cookies produced all seem kinda bubbly/flakey; am looking for something that will produce a tighter, smoother crumb, to better counterfeit the surface of a real seashell. I'd glaze the finished product like abalone, natch. ;-)
[This is the general idea of what I'm after, minus the linen and pearls. Think the lady who posted this on her blog, Cherry on a Cake, lives in Malaysia — recipe calls for some rice flour, not sure if I can use rice starch instead.]
There are shortbread recipes for stamped cookies that might work, but AFAICT they are meant to be turned from the mold and baked on a sheet. I'd rather bake the shells right in the pan, but not sure I can do that and still get the relatively flat top needed for the inside of a sandwich cream.
Anybody here have a suitable recipe I could swipe? Otherwise I'll just start out with the one from Cherry on a Cake, it's pretty close, if not a cigar.