Lavender Shortbread Cookies
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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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.