Lavender Shortbread Cookies

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 3 Ratings
Serves: more than one if they are lucky to get any!
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Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Carol BoBarrel Recipe
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Tampa, FL (pop. 335,709)
Member Since Jan 2010
Carol's notes for this recipe:
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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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.


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.

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user 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! :)
user Jenny Fazzone Ladyjance - May 8, 2010
I will be trying this...I grow my own lavender, so I can always find it!!
user 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 !!
user 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!!!
user 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.

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