Lavender Shortbread Cookies

"A lovely lavender shortbread."
photo by Shannon Cooks photo by Shannon Cooks
photo by Shannon Cooks
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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Prepare an 8-inch square baking pan by lining it with aluminum foil and coating the foil lightly with a vegetable oil spray.
  • Cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the sugar, lavender, spearmint and cinnamon.
  • Work in the flour and blend until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Scrape it into the prepared pan and spread until level, pressing lightly to compact it evenly.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges.
  • Gently lift both the foil and shortbread out of the pan onto a cutting surface.
  • Slice the bars with a serrated knife.
  • transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in a tightly sealed tin.

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  1. TJ-Montana
    "Lovely" is just the right description for these easy, delicious cookies! I used salted butter because it's what I had, and dried my tsp of mint (I had peppermint, rather than spearmint, in the garden) in the oven for 10 minutes or so - perfectly dried and crumbled easily. Definitely do follow the instructions and slice it up before it cools and hardens! Cleanup was a breeze, and I had to threaten my DH severely to keep him from GOBBLING them like they were some sort of plebian chocolate chip cookie or something!! (grin) This is a cookie to savor with a great cup of tea! Or two... or three...
  2. BakerBeth
    I've wanted to try this unusual shortbread for a while. It was so unique. I didn't use the mint, but might next time. The cookies we're rich and crumbly and even better the next day. I drizzled them with white chocolate, but they didn't need it.
  3. Shannon Cooks
    I love lavender, so I loved these. They are a lovely unusual treat. I particularly liked this recipe because you can use dried mint and lavender which is handy for those who don't have a kitchen garden! Very easy to make. Lining the pan with foil allows for extremely easy cleanup. These are great with tea or coffee.


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