Lavender Shortbread Recipe

A few weeks ago I visited the Hitchin Lavender farm and picked two HUGE bags of lavender. It’s been drying out in my kitchen ever since and I decided to make some shortbread biscuits with it. I love shortbread, although usually I make them plain or with a touch of vanilla. I was a bit nervous about how they would taste with the lavender but they are so delicious! This recipe makes about 15-20 biscuits.

Lavender shortbread recipe
  • 125g salted butter at room temperature (you can use unsalted, but I prefer salted)
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of lavender
1. Preheat the oven to 170 for a fan oven. 180-190 for a non-fan oven.
2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
3. Bash or chop up the lavender.
4. Mix the sugar and butter.
5. Add the flour and lavender and stir until all the flour is combined.
6. Press the dough together, adding a few drops of water if it’s too dry, and roll into a log shape.
7. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for half an hour.
8. Once chilled, slice the dough into 1cm thick discs.
9. Arrange on the baking tray leaving a bit of space between each biscuit.
10. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they just start to turn golden.
11. Leave to cool while you make a cup of tea.
12. Enjoy!

I’m eating mine as I type this, I literally can’t stop. They’re so scrummy! If you’ve got some lavender growing in your garden then give this recipe a go. It’s so easy but really impressive!

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  1. This looks amazing!! Although I'm not a big fan of lavender I still might have to try it!
    Kerry X

    1. I don't massively like the smell of lavender products but like real lavender xx

  2. I can relate to the foodie in you, Sian(love shortbread too:-)!

    Your cullinary treat sound delightfully-delicious!


  3. I don't like the smell of lavender but I am quite curious to see what it tastes like, the biscuits look very yummy :)

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    1. It's so hard to describe, it tastes like the smell but not so strong xx

  4. I saw your Instagram of this and I must say I'm drooling again now! LOVE lavender. I bought some lavender shortbread at the weekend from Waitrose but these look better. xx

    1. I might buy the waitrose ones and compare ;) xx

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  6. Oh gosh, they look SO good!! <3

    Jennie xo |

  7. Thankyou for checking out my blog, I have followed :) I once tried lavender ice cream and I think they put way too much in and it tasted like soap!!!
    Jenny x
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    1. Oh no, that's not good! I only put a tiny amount of lavender in this, I think anymore would be too much xx

  8. Oh wow these look so so so amazing! i'd never think to include lavender within a recipie :D xx

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    1. Thanks! I was dubious but it works so well xx

  9. We went here just the other day! It is so gorgeous! x

  10. Wow these look so yummy! Will definitely have to give this a go! x


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