Lavender Shortbread Cookies

This is a great spring recipe to always have on hand. Whether to bring as a hostess gift or just to keep around as treats— for all those lingering eyes to spot! Guests love when there is something sweet to eat! For a more festive look and feel, we served ours with an Easter inspired wreath, speckled eggs and all. 

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

 Makes 3 dozen cookies


 1 1/2 cups butter

2/3 cups sugar

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/4-teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons chopped lavender



 1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Cream together the butter and sugar in the food processor until light and fluffy.

 3. Add the flour, salt and lavender until well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

 4. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter cut out cookies and place on a sheet pan lined with silpat or parchment paper.  The scraps can be rolled out one more time to make additional cookies.

 5. Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes until light golden.

Cool on a wire rack before serving.  Can be stored in an airtight container.

 Sprinkle malton salt on top for a more savory flavor (optional)