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lavender shortbread cookies

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Carol BoBarrel
Tampa, FL

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves more than one if they are lucky to get any!
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For lavender shortbread cookies

  • 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

How To Make lavender shortbread cookies

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