Lavender-Lemon Shortbread Cookies


3/4 c butter – softened
1/4 c powdered sugar
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 t culinary lavender

1 T lemon zest


Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Using a mortar and pestle, crush the lavender almost to powder – set aside
In a large bowl, combine the butter and both sugars and lemon zest.
Add in the flour and combine until well blended.
Add the crushed lavender and combine well.
Press the dough, evenly into an ungreased 8″ square baking pan.
Using a fork, deeply pierce the dough all over
Bake until lightly browned, darker at the edges… approximately 50 – 55 minutes.
Remove from oven and cut into squares immediately.
Cool in pan or remove to wire rack.