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Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Updated on June 10, 2016

Adding Flare to a Classic Cookie

The fragrant scent of lavender is good for more than your pillow sachet or your tea. It makes a great addition to one of our favorite cookies.

Traditionally, shortbread cookies have been a staple to the Christmas dessert platter but with the simple additional of lavender you can be enjoying shortbread cookies for any occasion.

If you already have a favorite shortbread recipe then just add two rounded tablespoons of English lavender flowers and you're good to go, otherwise see below.

The Ingredients

1 lb of butter, salted

1 cup icing sugar

4 cups of flour

2 rounded tbsp of dried English lavender flowers

The Directions

Let butter come to room temperature so it is easy to work with. Cream until light and fluffy. Continue beating while gradually adding sugar. Add sifted flour and lavender, mixing until combined.

Remove dough to floured surface and knead a few times into a formed ball. Roll out to desired thickness of cookies and use cutters to cut into shapes.

Place on cookie tray covered with parchment paper and bake in 325 degree F oven for approximately ten minutes. Remove as they begin to turn gold.

This recipe makes approximately 8 - 10 dozen cookies depending on thickness and type of cookie cutter.

Have You Tried Lavender Cookies?

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      7 years ago

      I've wanted to try these. Thanks for giving me some more encouragement.

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      8 years ago

      For best results be sure to use culinary lavender. Anything labeled Lavandula angustifolia with names like 'Hidcote' or Munstead.' Many are surprised at how easy it is to grow a pot of it on deck that supplies enough dried lavender for many of these wonderful culinary delights!

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      Sue Dixon 

      8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      These look good. I've added this lens to my new lavender lens- thank you.

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      8 years ago

      Lavender cookies sound great. I've been to the lavender festival in Washington a couple of times, where they have lavender ice cream, cold drinks and cakes..... all delicious!

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      8 years ago

      Ah, I love lavender and I love shortbread -- now to mix the two loves! Yumm.

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      Moe Wood 

      8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @junecampbell: Well I tried to show the code. Will try your contact from.

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      Moe Wood 

      8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @junecampbell: I used the following code: TEXT to make the lavender background. :D

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      What a creative idea to add lavender to shortbread. I must find some lavender somewhere and try this. I'm curious -- how do you make your text boxes lavender in color?

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      10 years ago

      Nice! I also like to make a dough then sprinkle the lavender on top and roll it in.

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      10 years ago

      Oooooo! You've been bitten by the lavender bug as well! Love, love, love this lens!


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