Lavender Shortbread Cookies

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. 

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National Lemonade Day

In honor of National Lemonade Day, I'm serving up the chicest and simplest of recipes, Lavender Lemonade! I first tried this refreshing drink at the Ocean Edge Resort in Cape Cod and thought it was divine. This recipe is non alcoholic and is therefore perfect for everyone during the summer, but feel free to liven it up with your favorite spirit as needed! Here is my adaptation of the drink from Ocean Edge Resort:

Image courtesy of Munchin with Munchkin


1/2 cup dried lavender

      2 cups sugar

      fresh lemon juice



To make the Lavender Syrup, boil 1/2 cup dried lavender with 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Strain and save in a squeeze bottle.

Next, boil equal amounts of sugar and water (i.e., 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water) to create a simple syrup.

To make Fresh Ocean Edge "Signature" Lemonade, combine one part simple syrup, one part fresh lemon juice and four parts water. Stir thoroughly.

Fill a 12-oz. glass with cracked ice, then coat ice with about 1 Tablespoon of Lavender Syrup.

Top with fresh squeezed lemonade.