Yummy Lavender Shortbread

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There are so many wonderful and traditional shortbread cookies out there. I was always trying to find one special recipe that worked everytime for years…………..then I tasted these melt-in-your-mouth cookies my son’s best friend’s mother had made for him. Had to have the recipe!!!! Now, for the last 15 years, this recipe has never failed to bring oooooh’s and aaaaaah’s! (For more herbal recipes, gift giving ideas, how to recipes for home made cheeses–Tomato Ice Cream, Savory Cream Cheese, Boursin Cheeses, Cheddar Crisps, Dill Crackers, etc, go to betweenclosefriends.com blog).

I am sure that you will enjoy this shortbread version as much as our family and friends have.

1 lb butter

3 cups flour

¼ cup corn starch

1 cup icing sugar

1 T lavender buds, crushed finely

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Whip the batter at high speed with an electric mixer until the batter is smooth.
  3. Using a tablespoon, drop the shortbread dough onto a cookie sheet, spacing the cookies about 2” apart. Press lightly to flatten, using a fork dipped in flour.
  4. Bake the cookies in a 325 degree F oven for approximately 20 minutes. Check the cookies at 10-15 minutes, because they burn quickly and easily.

This recipe freezes very well, yielding approximately 8 dozen mouth-watering cookies, depending on how large a cookie you desire.

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