the baker upstairs: Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies

12.16.2015

Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Yum
These honey lavender shortbread cookies are rich and buttery, and unique and flavorful!

Hooray for cookies! These honey lavender shortbread cookies are sophisticated and delicious. They're rich and buttery, and so flavorful. I love that they're made with just a few simple ingredients. This was my first time baking with lavender, and it added a really nice subtle flavor to the cookies. I think these are some of my most grown-up cookies ever, and I love them!


I made these cookies as part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and sent cookies out to some new blogging friends all around the country. It was my second year participating and so fun! All of the proceeds go to the Cookies for Kids' Cancer, which provides research grants to leading pediatric cancer centers. As much as I love baking, it's even better when I can do it for a good cause!

These honey lavender shortbread cookies are rich and buttery, and unique and flavorful!

Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons honey
2 cups flour
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons dried lavender (I bought mine at World Market)

In a large bowl of the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and honey until light and fluffy. Add the flour, salt, and lavender and mix until combined. Place two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment on the counter and divide the dough in half between the sheets. Using the wrap, shape the dough into 2 logs that are approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter.  Shape the logs into squares if desired by pressing gently on the top with a cookie sheet to flatten the log slightly, then turning the log on its side and pressing again. Freeze thirty minutes or refrigerate 2+ hours, or until firm.

Preheat the oven to 325. Remove the dough from the fridge or freezer and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Place 1-2 inches apart on a lightly greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Let cool completely before serving.

adapted from Little Market Kitchen

These honey lavender shortbread cookies are rich and buttery, and unique and flavorful!

13 comments :

  1. How many cookies did you get from the recipe?

    ReplyDelete
  2. The cookies looks delicious! May I know if they could be rolled out and cut into shapes?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't tried it, but I think you probably could if the dough stayed nice and cold.

      Delete
  3. Can you make them with fresh lavender?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't tried it. Let me know how it works!

      Delete
  4. Hey, I made these for a Game of Thrones party (seemed to fit House Tyrell well!) and they turned out amazing - thanks for the recipe! I ended up dusting these with flakes of black Hawaiian-style sea salt, and I would definitely recommend others try it out too.

    (Blogged about the cookies here: https://jashues.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/higharden-finale-feast/)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How fun! Your feast looks fantastic. :)

      Delete
    2. Updated link! www.itsallgeekto.me/2016/10/game-of-thrones-season-6-finale-party.html

      Delete
  5. I made these with fresh lavender and they turned out fantastic! I can't wait to make more

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome to know! Did you do a 1:1 conversion from dry to fresh, or did you change the amount? Thinking of trying it with fresh, myself.

      Delete
  6. i didn't have any lavender so I tried herbs de provence and that is also very tasty! love <3 ant thank you for this awesome recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I plan on making these today however I am wondering what sugar you used? Was it white sugar or caster sugar? I'm wondering weather soft brown sugar will give them a deeper flavour too..

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...