I love lavender. The delicate scent and stunning color calms me. There’s a reason lavender essential oil is used in aromatherapy! I saw it growing as a hedge in Tuscany and have been thinking about this shortbread recipe ever since.
My herb garden receives up to nine hours of sunshine daily giving them perfect growing conditions especially for lavender. I may not be able to grow a hedge because of our brutal winters but my clump is pretty sweet!
makes 12 small cookies
preheat oven 325*F
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms
1/3 cup icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
Beat butter until fluffy
Add lavender, icing sugar and vanilla – beat well
Add flour and beat on medium until completely kneaded. The dough will grab together in a mass
Line a baking sheet with parchment
Using a small scoop, make 12 balls
Place balls on baking sheet and flatten to 1/4 inch thickness – I used a ramekin
Prick each cookie with the tines of a fork then place in preheated oven
Bake for 20 minutes then check – cookies should be lightly browned on the bottom – I cooked mine for 5 more minutes…
Remove from oven, make the tea and enjoy!
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