Lavender Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Lavender Shortbread Cookies youmakeitsimple.comI am posting this lavender shortbread cookie recipe in hopes that you still have some lavender lingering in your garden. This buttery, crunchy delicately flavored cookie is perfect for brunch, garden parties or with tea. The little flicks of purple lavender and glistening sugar speckles make this a beautiful irresistible treat.They taste amazing, by the way!

I recently hosted a garden party where we sat around a table and made lavender wands, ate lunch, laughed and chatted. What a refreshing way to spend a summer day.

These fancy cookies are VERY easy to make. I know they’re not the healthiest dessert, but hey, it’s fun to splurge once in a while and have something totally yummy.

lavender shortbread cookie recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar, extra for sprinkling
  • ¾ lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp culinary lavender blossoms (dried or fresh)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a cleaned coffee grinder, grind up the culinary lavender. If you don’t have a coffee grinder available you can finely chop it with a kitchen knife.
  3. Use the paddle attachment of a stand up mixer to cream the butter and sugar together until combined. However, if you don’t have a stand up mixer, just use a hand electric mixer or a spoon.
  4. Add vanilla and finely chopped lavender and mix.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the salt and flour together and then add it to the stand mixer.
  6. Mix until a dough forms. If using a spoon, this may take a bit. The dough will seem very dry, but just keep mixing until it all sticks together.
  7. Turn dough out on to a floured surface and roll into a log roughly 2 inches in diameter. (If you want square cookies, flatten each side on the counter to form a square log or just roll out to make round cookies).
  8. After that, cover in plastic wrap and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.silicone mat
  9. Using a sharp knife, slice the log of dough into ¼ inch thick slices. Place slices on an ungreased baking sheet or silicone baking mat.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Allow cookies to cool to room temperature and then sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.
  12. Serve and ENJOY!

So set some time aside and have the girls over. Enjoy some laughs, relaxation and of course, some yummy treats!

Cheers,

Lavender Shortbread Cookie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
 
Course: cookies, Dessert
Keyword: cookie, lavender, lavender cookie, shortbread cookie, sugar cookies
Servings: 20 servings
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar extra for sprinkling
  • ¾ lb unsalted butter room temperature
  • cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp culinary lavender blossoms dried or fresh
Instructions
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a cleaned coffee grinder, grind up the culinary lavender. If you don't have a coffee grinder available you can finely chop it with a kitchen knife.
  3. Use the paddle attachment of a stand up mixer to cream the butter and sugar together until combined. If you don't have a stand up miser, just use a hand electric mixer or a spoon.
  4. Add vanilla and finely chopped lavender and mix.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the salt and flour together and then add it to the stand mixer.
  6. Mix until a dough forms. If using a spoon, this may take a bit. The dough will seem very dry, but just keep mixing until it all sticks together.
  7. Turn dough out on to a floured surface and roll into a log roughly 2 inches in diameter. (If you want square cookies, flatten each side on the counter to form a square log or just roll out to make round cookies).
  8. Cover in plastic wrap and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.
  9. Using a sharp knife, slice the log of dough into ¼ inch thick slices. Place slices on an ungreased baking sheet or silicone baking ma
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  11. Allow cookies to cool to room temperature and then sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar.

 

 

¾ lb unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar, extra for sprinkling
  • 1 Tbsp culinary lavender
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, extra for sprinkling
  • 1 Tbsp culinary lavender
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, extra for sprinkling
  • 1 Tbsp culinary lavender
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups flour
  • ¼ tsp salt

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