Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Lavender Shortbread CookiesAuthorLinda VoorhisCategory

You should get approximately 4 dozen cookies.

 2 Cups shortening, either Earth Balance (softened) or Coconut oi
 1 Cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar
 3 Tablespoons dried lavender flower buds, very lightly crushed so as not to lose their shape but enough to release their fragrance
 3 Cups white whole wheat flour, plus an extra 3/4 cup

1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2

Cream shortening with sugar until light and fluffy.

3

Mix lavender flour buds into the 3-3/4 cups flour.

4

Add 3-3/4 cup flour to the shortening/sugar mixture, and mix well.

5

Turn onto lightly-floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.  As you are kneading, add as much of the ¾ cup extra flour in as you need to form a soft dough.

6

Roll to ½” thick, squaring off the edges.  Cut into cookie strips that are approximately 1”x3”.  Gently place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

7

Prick shortbread with a fork to give the cookies their classic look.

8

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned.

Ingredients

 2 Cups shortening, either Earth Balance (softened) or Coconut oi
 1 Cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar
 3 Tablespoons dried lavender flower buds, very lightly crushed so as not to lose their shape but enough to release their fragrance
 3 Cups white whole wheat flour, plus an extra 3/4 cup

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2

Cream shortening with sugar until light and fluffy.

3

Mix lavender flour buds into the 3-3/4 cups flour.

4

Add 3-3/4 cup flour to the shortening/sugar mixture, and mix well.

5

Turn onto lightly-floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.  As you are kneading, add as much of the ¾ cup extra flour in as you need to form a soft dough.

6

Roll to ½” thick, squaring off the edges.  Cut into cookie strips that are approximately 1”x3”.  Gently place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

7

Prick shortbread with a fork to give the cookies their classic look.

8

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned.

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

*An important aspect of sharing original recipes is to give proper credit to the author(s) of the recipe(s).  I hope that you enjoy using these recipes and making them your own; but please do so with that integrity in mind. With much gratitude. - Linda

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