Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread
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We may not be the same person, but we agree on just about everything when it comes to food. Even to the point of making similar faces when we taste something so uniquely amazing that words can’t be found to describe its goodness.

Hands open, palms down on any surface we can find. Eyes closed tight, then opened wider than what is flattering. While we pray that no one one ever catches a photo of this moment, there is no better way to describe how we feel about these cookies.


...dream about a sunny day, where all is right in the world and butter and sugar have no effect on your waistline...

It may seem odd to you to put a flower in food, especially a flower that might remind you of your grandma’s bedroom. These tiny purple buds belong in cookies, ice cream, lemonade, cocktails and braid crowns. These are the sort of things we would like to use to re-introduce you to wonderful lavender.

Lavender Shortbread

Try not to think about the fact that we are using a potpourri additive. Instead, dream about a sunny day, where all is right in the world and butter and sugar have no effect on your waistline and lavender will soon be your friend.

Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups salted butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 cups flour
2 tbsp dried lavender
1 tbsp lemon zest

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Blend butter until smooth in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Add in lavender and lemon zest. Very slowly begin to add the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix completely. Mix flour in at a low speed.
  3. Using your hands, press dough together to form a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for a couple hours until butter is chilled.
  4. On a clean surface roll out dough to ¼ of an inch and cut with a cookie cutter or knife to desired shape. Transfer to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 15 to 18 min, or until just done. Do not let brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for 10 min. Enjoy!