Lavender lemon shortbread cookies

Heather Disarro

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Lavender lemon shortbread cookies make tea time elegant. Crushed lavender and lemon zest make these simple cookies shine!

lavender lemon shortbread cookies

Lavender lemon shortbread cookies

Makes 8 triangle cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest from 1 large lemon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried lavender

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Cream together the butter and powdered sugar.
  3. Add the lemon zest, vanilla and lavender and mix well.
  4. Add the flour and mix until the dough just starts to come together.
  5. Pour the dough into an 8-inch round cake pan and, using wet fingers, gently press it out to the edges forming an even layer.
  6. Bake at 300 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and cut into wedges while the dough is still hot, then allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.