Lavender shortbread

Home-made lavender sugar adds a delicious and subtle fragrance to shortbread biscuits in Gioconda Scott's appealing recipe
By Gioconda Scott
Lavender shortbread
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  • Serves: 12
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus softening and cooling
  • Effort: easy



  • 115 g butter, softened
  • 55 g lavender sugar
  • 150 g plain flour, sifted

Tips and Suggestions

To make a batch of lavender sugar, just combine 1kg caster sugar with 2 tsp lavender flowers.


1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas 2.

2. In a mixing bowl, using a wooden spoon, cream together the butter and sugar until thoroughly blended.

3. Add the flour and mix in with your fingers into a soft dough.

4. Place the dough on a floured working surface and flatten down to 3mm thickness.

5. Using a biscuit cutter cut into shapes.

6. Place the shortbread shapes on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.

7. Bake for 20-30 minutes until pale golden and set. Remove, cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight tin until serving.

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