Lavender shortbread

Fill your kitchen with the sweet and aromatic flavours of our floral inspired shortbread. Buttery, crumbly and delicately balanced with dried lavender, they're simply delicious served with an afternoon cuppa or as a gift to share with family and friends.

Cakes and bakes
Round lavender shortbread with white icing and dried lavender on top, a few slices have been cut
  • Preparation time 30 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 15-20 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 12

Ingredients

For the shortbread

  • 300g plain flour
  • 200g butter, slightly softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp dried lavender flowers

 

For the topping

  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp dried lavender flowers

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160°C or gas mark 3, and line a 9" cake tin.
  2. For the dough, place all the shortbread ingredients into the bowl of your mixer or food processor, turn on a low speed and mix until just coming together.
  3. Tip out onto your work bench and bring together into a dough.
  4. Place the ball of dough into your lined cake tin and spread out evenly.   
  5. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden and set. Whilst still warm, gently remove from tin and press out portions with a knife lightly into the surface.
  6.  For the icing, place the icing sugar in a bowl and add just enough water to make a thick but pourable icing.
  7. When the biscuits are cool, drizzle your icing over the top of your shortbread. Top with a sprinkle of the remaining lavender flowers, pressing down slightly to allow them to stick into the icing. 

 

 

 

 

Why not try making these tasty treats into individual shortbreads?
Mini individual lavender shortbread decorated with white icing and dried lavender
Why not try making these tasty treats into individual shortbreads?

 

 

 

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