It’s that time of year when I get to start baking for Christmas! I loooove Christmas baking, and I kicked off the season’s treats with these Lemon Lavender Shortbread. I’ve made this recipe a few times now and it takes the rich buttery taste of shortbread and pairs it up with the delicate scent of lemon and lavender. These are so unique- I bet your family and guests will never have tried a cookie flavoured with lavender before. The recipe is a snap to make, but do make sure you follow the chilling times even if you are impatient 😉

Lemon Lavender Shortbread (recipe from Epicure Selections)

  • 1/2 lb (125 g) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 heaping tsp lavender (I use this)
  • 1 heaping tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
Beat butter, sugar, salt, Lavender and lemon zest until light and fluffy.
Add flour and beat until a soft dough results. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Roll dough into a 4″ (10 cm) diameter log and wrap in a sheet of parchment paper. Chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 325° F (160° C). Slice log into 1/4″ (0.6 cm) thick slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a sil-pat.
Bake for 20–25 minutes, until lightly golden at edges.