Lavender Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 29m
Ready In

"One of the most delicious shortbread cookies I've had included lavender. I wasn't given that particular recipe, but I have high hopes for this one and if it's anything like the cookies I had, they are amazing."

Original recipe yields 24 servings
  • Lemon Sugar
  • Shortbread Cookies


  • Serving Size: 1 (31.8 g)
  • Calories 70.7
  • Total Fat - 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.5 mg
  • Sodium - 4746.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 8.5 g
  • Protein - 1.2 g
  • Calcium - 5.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a mason jar or bowl with a tight fitting lid, mix together the granulated sugar and lemon zest. Cover tightly and set aside.

Step 2

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and salt until thoroughly combined, about 3 minutes. In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose and cake flours. With the mixer on low, mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture in 3 additions, scraping down the sides of the bowl in between each addition. Add the lavender and lemon zest and stir just until combined. Roll out the dough to a ½-inch-thick rectangle. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cut the refrigerated dough into 2 x 1-inch rectangular bars and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake the cookies until just golden at the edges, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with lemon sugar. Let cool completely before serving.

NOTE: Store cooled cookies in air-tight container for up to one week; Baked cookies may be frozen for up to 3 months. Dough may be frozen for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw on counter for 30 minutes before slicing and baking.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These were so delicate and flavorful! Not only did I love them, so did DH, DD and a friend of mine who stopped in just as they came out of the oven!! My fridge isn't roomy enough for a tray of cookie dough to chill, so I made two rolls, chilled them and cut them in 1/2 inch slices to bake. Worked well!

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(21 May 2022)