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!



  1. Is icing sugar called confectioner's sugar? thanks.

  2. You naughty girl, tempting me with the delicious cookies! As soon as I get on my laptop, I am so pinning these! Delicious!

  3. Yummy! I love lavender, it reminds me of summer.

  4. I love shortbread! And I crack up every time someone writes "log" in a post. :)


  5. Magnifique, I love lavander too!
    Very nice post!
    Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your visit to my blogs.
    Have a nice day! Cath.

  6. Oooooh! And a month ago I won some food grade lavender and have been wondering what to do with it! Now I know! These look delicious and I pinned them to try! I'm wondering...can I freeze the logs and thaw and cut then later?

  7. Yum, the first time I was served lavender food I was sceptical but wow it is such a lovely flavour.. My poor lavender has not enjoyed spring I've lost a couple :(

  8. The first and only time I tried lavender was in an herbs des Provence dish. It was so unique and I found myself craving the flavor later on. These look really tasty. I'm pinning to make when I have some lavender.

  9. I have never had lavender in food....but I do want to try it...and I love shortbread....this may be the way for my to try it for the first time. They look so pretty!


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