|White sugar||2/3 cup|
|Butter||1 1/2 cups, softened|
|Confectioners sugar||1/4 cup, sifted|
|Lavender||2 tablespoons, finely chopped|
|Fresh mint leaves||1 tablespoon, chopped|
|Grated lemon zest||1 teaspoon|
|All-purpose flour||2 1/2 cups|
20 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to cook, ready in 1 hour 40 minutes
These lavender shortbread cookies are both attractive and delicious. The addition of lavender blends a unique flavor into an otherwise buttery, traditional cookie. Serving size is 24, making these a treat you can save and go back to all week!
Step 1: Cream together the butter, white sugar and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy texture is achieved using a medium bowl
Step 2: Add in lemon zest, mint and lavender to mix
Step 3: Combine cornstarch, flour, and salt, mixing batter thoroughly until an even blend is achieved
Step 4: Divide the dough into two rounded and even balls, secure in plastic wrap and flatten to about 1inch thick. Refrigerate for an hour or so, until firm.
Step 5: Preheat oven to 325 F and roll dough to a 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured cutting board
Step 6: Cut into cookie shapes using stamps or cookie-cutter and place on sheets
Step 7: Bake for about 20 minutes using preheated oven, until cookies begin to brown at their edges.
Step 8: Cool the cookies completely prior to serving
These cookies make a delicious, buttery dessert option that’s simple to make and is sure to have the whole house satisfied and smelling like a bakery!