Growing Chefs! Ontario Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread

Shortbread is a traditional Scottish biscuit and it is a very simple and delicious cookie that is even better laced with fragrant lavender.”
16 cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt10 tablespoons butter, shoftened1/2 cup confectioner's sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla2 teaspoons lavender, finely chopped
Cutting boardChef’s knifeRolling pinBowls of various sizesMixer with paddle attachmentMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsCooling rackSpatulaParchment lined baking sheetDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients. Make sure your work surface is clean and sanitized.

Get Prepped!

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Finely chop the lavender.

In the stand mixer, combine butter and vanilla and mix until combined. Add confectioner’s sugar, lavender and salt and beat until creamed.

Scrape the bowl down using a spatula, and add flour in 3 batches, mixing on low speed.

Place the dough between parchment paper and roll out to ½ inch thickness. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Get Cooking!

Remove dough from the fridge and cut into desired shapes and sizes.

Bake for about 10 minutes, rotating the bake sheet in the oven halfway through.

Remove from the oven once firm and place onto the cooling rack to cool.