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Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
1 hr 14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, lavender, lemon, shortbread
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 64 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. culinary lavender
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pure cane sugar for sprinkling, if desired
  1. In a small bowl, sift together flour and salt. Set aside.
  2. Place 1 Tbsp. of the granulated sugar, lavender, and lemon zest in a mortar and grind lightly with the pestle.
  3. Add butter to a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat at medium speed for 1-2 minutes. Add lemon/lavender sugar, remaining granuated sugar and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture until it forms a dough. Shape into a disk and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes (I used a 1 3/4 inch cutter) and place on prepared sheet. Sprinkle with some pure cane sugar if desired, then place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  6. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack. Can be store in an airtight container for 5 days.
Recipe Notes

Make sure to measure your flour correctly. Do not scoop one entire cup from your flour container or you will have more than the one cup because the flour will be packed and your dough will be dry. Spoon the flour into your measuring cup and level it off with a knife.

The recipe calls for one teaspoon of grated lemon zest, but you can add up to two teaspoons for more lemon flavor.

The amount of cookies will depend on the size of your cookie cutter.

Since everyone's oven temperature differs a bit, bake your cookies until you see the edges begin to lightly brown. Mine took about 14 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 119IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.