Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Rachelle Teller


These cookies bake up into simple, buttery, florally frangrant, sweet bites. Try using raw sugar... it adds a really nice depth, but you can use granulated sugar if you don’t have raw on hand.

These cookies would be dreamy with earl grey tea, honey ice cream, or a cup of cold milk.

Cookies last, in an airtight container at room temprature, for up to 4 days.

I found this recipe on a blog called Joy the Baker.


★★★★★ 1 vote
makes about 50 cookies
40 Min
10 Min


1 Tbsp
lavender blossoms, dried
1 Tbsp
sugar, raw (to combine with lavender)
1/2 c
sugar, raw
1 c
butter, unsalted - softened
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
1 small
egg, beaten (for egg wash)
sugar, raw (to sprinkle on top)

How to Make Lavender Shortbread Cookies


  • 1In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Set aside.
  • 2In a small spice grinder (or coffee grinder) add 1 tablespoon lavender and 1 tablespoon sugar. Grind it up! You can also use a mortar and pestle.
  • 3A quick zip-a-zip in the spice grinder turns the raw sugar into a powder, and the lavender into a fragrant chop.
  • 4In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, add butter, ground lavender mixture, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 5Cream on medium speed until slightly more pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. There will still be raw sugar bits floating around. That’s fine.
  • 6Stop the mixer, add the flour. Mix on low speed until dough comes together. The dough will be crumbly, then begin to form when it continues to mix.
  • 7Dump dough mixture out onto a clean surface and form into a ball with your hands. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • 8Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • 9Divide refrigerated dough into quarters. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough out to a 1/4-inch thickness.
  • 10Use a 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut cookies, or use a pizza cutter to slice cookies into squares.
  • 11Use a fork to prick cookies. Brush very lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Refrigerate cookies while oven preheats.
  • 12Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place racks in the center and upper third of the oven.
  • 13When oven is preheated, bake cookies for 8 to 11 minutes, until just browned around the edges.
  • 14Remove from oven. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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About Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
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