I needed another dainty treat to eat while watching Downton Abbey, so I searched my memory banks for things I like to eat when we have tea parties… Lavender shortbread cookies are one of those special little treats that are just what I was hoping for!
1 cup softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 Tablespoon dried lavender, rubbed in hand to break up large pieces and release oils
grated zest from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat until smooth and creamy.
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix in flour and salt until stiff dough forms.
Mold into rolls and wrap in waxed or parchment paper. Chill in fridge over night.
Remove from fridge for 10 minutes. Slice thin (1/4”).
Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes. Don’t let the edges brown!