Lavender Shortbreads

December 22, 2009

Shortbreads, so rich and buttery, can be made in a variety of flavors.  Almond has always been a favorite.  Because MySpiceSage sent me a big bag of lavender, I decided to make these too. The lavender flavor seemed to be more even and subtle the next day.  Warm from the oven, it was a little strong.

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons dry lavender

Preheat oven to 300.  Cream the butter until it’s very light and fluffy.Gradually beat in sugar.

Stir in lavender.Mix in flour and salt.  Dough will be stiff.  Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours or longer.Gently roll dough into balls about an inch in diameter and place on cookie sheets.Butter the bottom of a large glass.Dip the glass into a little bowl of white sugar.Flatten the dough balls with the sugared glass, resugaring for each cookie.Bake for 20 minutes or so, or until the edges are just barely beginning to brown.  Cool on wire racks.They go great with coffee or tea.

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1 Wendi December 23, 2009 at 8:19 am

Karen, these shortbread cookies look lovely. Happy Holidays.

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2 GourmetGetaways August 23, 2010 at 7:26 am

I love finding a fellow blogger who enjoys the same things as I do. I recently cooked Lavender Shortbread and I loved your pictures. I am dying to try your sorbets and ice-cream. Your images are fantastic.

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