Carol BoBarrel Recipe

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

By Carol BoBarrel carolbobarrel

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.

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
more than one if they are lucky to get any!
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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
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1/2 c
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 Tbsp
culinary lavender, crushed
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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
  • Comments

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    Jan Mullikin jmulliki - Apr 15, 2010
    I want to try this. I hope I can find the culinary lavender at Jungle Jim's in Hamilton, Ohio. I had Provence Summer Sausage from there last week as a sample and it had a slight lavender fragrance--absolutely delicious! I'm off to Jungle Jim's on one of my last days of Spring Break! :)
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    Jenny Fazzone Ladyjance - May 8, 2010
    I will be trying this...I grow my own lavender, so I can always find it!!
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    Sydni Leigh 420Cupcakes - Dec 23, 2010
    i've been looking for a great shortbread recipe.. but im afraid i wont find any lavender in time to make them for my event ): is there anything i should fill the space with or can i just make it without ?
    thanks !!
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    Carol BoBarrel carolbobarrel - Dec 23, 2010
    that is the best part! you can add just about anything! i've used cinnamon and spice, lemon, chocolate, almonds, topped with blueberries, rosemary. so, yeah. GO NUTS!!!
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    Anna Vandenhazel annavandenhazel - Feb 25, 2011
    Carol, that's good to know - I seem to be allergic to lavender-scented lotions and such so probably not a good idea for me to cook with it.