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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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


★★★★★ 3 votes

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


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  • 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.

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About Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Go Bold with Butter
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Brunch

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