Lavender Shortbread Cookies

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A buttery lavender-flavored dough that can be made into round shapes using a biscuit cutter, or various shapes using cookie cutters. You can also roll the dough into a log, chill, and then slice and bake.

close up view of Lavender Shortbread Cookies shaped as hearts on a plate, with lavender flowers
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lavender

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the lavender, mint and lemon zest. Combine the flour, cornstarch and salt; mix into the batter until well blended. Divide dough into two balls, wrap in plastic wrap and flatten to about 1inch thick. Refrigerate until firm, about 1hour.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Cookie stamps will work well on these too. Place on cookie sheets.

  3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, just until cookies begin to brown at the edges. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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