November 12, 2003
I need to find a decent tearoom around here. This recipe tempts me to have my own. [via da*xiang]
Lavender Shortbread (Makes about 50 cookies)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons lavender blossoms (available at most natural food stores)
Preheat oven to 300 F. Use an electric mixer to cream the butter. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and lavender. Add to the butter mixture and stir to combine.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out until about 1/4 inch thick. Use small cookie cutters to cut the dough. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. Use a small fork to make slight prick marks on the tops of the cookies.
Bake 14 to 15 minutes, or until just barely brown. Allow to cool several minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before serving.