Lavender Shortbread cookies
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1 1/2 c(3 sticks) butter (no substitutes), room temperature
2 Tbsplavender flowers
1 tsppure anise extract
1/2 tsporange zest
2/3 cmacadamia nuts (finely chopped)
2 1/3 cflour
LAVENDER POWDERED SUGAR:
·seal 1 tbsp lavender in pint jar with a cup of pwd sugar for at least 1 day, 2 is better
How to Make Lavender Shortbread cookies
- Cover baking sheets w/parchment paper. Cream together butter, sugar, lavender, anise extract, orange zest, and macadamia nuts, until fluffy (3min). Add flour, cornstarch, & salt; mix well. Divide dough in half; flatten & wrap in plastic.
- Chill until firm (To help flavors meld together, I like to store dough in the freezer for 1 week or more).
- On floured board, roll out dough 3/8” thick. Cut into 1 1/2” squares. Bake 1” apart; Prick squares w/fork several times. Bake in preheated oven 325’, 20-25 min. Cool slightly & sprinkle w/lavender sugar.
- Store in tin cookie boxes or sealed containers.