lorelle’s lemon lavender shortbread cookies

lorelle's lemon lavender shortbread

Lemon lavender shortbread cookies are my friend Lorelle’s signature dessert offering that usually tops off a memorable meal. These cookies keep well in the freezer and make a simple scoop of sorbet or vanilla ice cream a celebration. Wrap them up in a cellophane bag and you have a lovely gift. I can’t think of anything as versatile since the little black dress.

lorelle's lemon lavender shortbread cookies

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Serves: 44 - 2 Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cubes of butter (3/4 pound) room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lavender
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons juice

Instructions

1

Mix butter and granulated sugar together in a mixing bowl or food processor. Add the vanilla, lemon peel, lavender and blend.

2

Combine the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture and mix until dough comes together.

3

Place on a floured board and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

4

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5

Roll the dough out to a ¼ inch thickness and cut out cookies with a 2” round or fluted round cookie cutter.

6

Place on un-greased baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes until cookies just start to brown on the bottom.

7

Remove and let cool on rack.

8

Glaze:

9

Whisk powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a thin glaze. Brush on cookies and let soak in.

Notes

Store these in your freezer and you'll never be caught short of a simple dessert or afternoon treat.

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1 Comment

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    Melinda Larson
    August 12, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Made this amazing shortbread recipe with culinary lavender that I had purchased at the San Juan Island Lavender Farm. Our daughter, Lindsey was married to her best friend, Kevin just about 2 weeks ago at Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. I purchased a cookie press with Lindsey and Kevin’s names on a heart shaped cookie. I made enough for favors for each guest. They were a hit!
    Turned out perfectly and were so delicious. Thanks Lorelle and Carol!

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