Thursday, November 28, 2013

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies are like washing your mouth out with soap, but in a good way!

I like to eat these when I finish up  a day of construction!  
You can read about that HERE!

Mix the ingredients:
1 cup butter
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 cups flour

Stop here for traditional shortbread,
  or you can add the next for lemon lavender.

*1 TBSP lemon extract
*2 TBSP dried lavender seeds

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Cream butter and icing sugar.  Add the rest of the dry ingredients about 1/2 cup at a time while beating with your mixer.  It will become a dried bunch of fine crumbs.  With your hands, mix the dough into a firm ball.  
I like to split my dough  into two balls and make half  Traditional Shortbread, and the rest  Lemon Lavender.
  Roll your traditional into a log and store in the refrigerator in waxed paper.

  With the leftover dough, pour in your lemon extract and lavender.  Get in there and mix with your hands.  Roll into a log and place in wax paper and refrigerate for about an hour.

  Take out dough and slice into 1/4 inch slices and bake at 325 for about 12 minutes.
I sprinkle orange sugar onto one batch before baking

and cinnamon sugar on the next!  I usually put a maraschino cherry on each cookie but I was out :(

Wash away your day with a cup of mint tea and a cleansing cookie!