Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Carol BoBarrel Recipe

By Carol BoBarrel carolbobarrel

more than one if they are lucky to get any!
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Everyone loves this recipe! Tender, buttery, and fragrant, perfect with a hot cup of tea.
It is important to use culinary lavender because any others may be treated with chemical scents or pesticides. I found some at the Fresh Market for less than $2.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Now *this* recipe intrigued me! I had never cooked with lavender before and wondered how such a small amount of it could really flavor a dish.  Boy, was I surprised!  The aroma while these were baking was so pleasant and relaxing... almost as much so as enjoying the cookies themselves.


1 1/2 stick
butter, unsalted
1/2 c
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 Tbsp
culinary lavender, crushed

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Blend butter and both sugars.
Add in flour. I find 1/2 cup at a time works best.
Add crushed lavender and blend well
Turn out and press dough into a 8x8 baking pan. Pierce deeply with a fork.
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, until lightly browned.
Slice immediately into squares and let cool before removing.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Go Bold with Butter
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Brunch

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Beth Laugherty BethAnninTN
Mar 29, 2013
I'm about to make this I just a quick question about the amount of lavender, is it 1/4 teaspoon or 1/4 tablespoon? I found my lavender at ""
Hilary Catron hilcat
Dec 28, 2012
I plan to try this soon. I recently bought some lavender-lemon shortbread cookies at Haggen grocery store here in western Washington, but the lemon took over, allowing little lavender taste, just some weird overwhelmed lumps from the too-large buds of lavender. Disappointing. One flavor or the other, please.

I have some organic culinary lavender somewhere, but I'm still finding kitchen boxes from our move west. I will make separate cookies, though, as we love the browned edges, and you don't get enough from a batch baked as a block.
Carol BoBarrel carolbobarrel
Jun 7, 2012
check the spice section in your grocery store, i'm seeing it more and more, you can also check health stores and kitchen shops like williams and sonoma. and lastly, the internet. rose mountain herbs is a highly recommended website. you just want something that hasn't been sprayed with pesticides or preservatives or fragrance. good luck!
Marlene Szwec abmama
Jun 6, 2012
Sounds delicious...l live in north central Alberta, Canada...where would I get culinary lavender
Jessica Sorenson jesslyn73
Nov 5, 2011
I found some culinary lavender at Cost Plus World Market.