Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Carol BoBarrel


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.

★★★★★ 3 votes
more than one if they are lucky to get any!
20 Min
1 Hr

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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


1Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
2Blend butter and both sugars.
3Add in flour. I find 1/2 cup at a time works best.
4Add crushed lavender and blend well
5Turn out and press dough into a 8x8 baking pan. Pierce deeply with a fork.
6Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, until lightly browned.
7Slice 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