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Lavender Shortbread Recipe

June 23rd, 2013 by alice  Tags: , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2cupsbutter, softened
  2. 2/3cupsugar
  3. 2tablespoonslavender flowers, chopped finely
  4. 1tablespoonfresh mint, chopped
  5. 2 1/3cupsflour
  6. 1/2cupcornstarch
  7. 1/4teaspoonsalt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, lavender and mint with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Add flour, cornstarch and salt and beat until well mixed.
  4. Divide dough into two, flatten into discs, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/2″ thickness on a floured board.
  6. Cut into 1 1/2″ squares or into rounds.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes on parchment covered cookie sheets, or until golden.
  8. Let cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
  9. When completely cool, dust with lavender-flavored powdered sugar (see recipe Lavender Sugar#71901 or Flavored Sugars#53926) or plain powdered sugar would be fine.

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