Lavender Shortbread

Lavender brings an exciting floral twist to this traditional recipe. Perfect for a tea party, a gift, or just because, lavender shortbread is sure to please!


125g butter (softened)

⅓ cup caster sugar

1 ½ cup plain flour

1 ½ tbls dried lavender buds

Extra caster sugar for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 Degrees Celsius
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together
  3. Stir in the flour until totally combined
  4. Turn onto a floured surface and roll out until 1cm thick
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut hearts from the dough
  6. Place on a lined baking tray
  7. Roll out off cuts and repeat steps 5-6 until finished
  8. Sprinkle shortbread with extra sugar
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until short bread is golden (Watch out! It will burn quickly!)
  10. Cool on a wire rack before eating


  • For less cleaning up, roll your dough on a large chopping board.
  • If your cookies look like they are melting before you get them in the oven, place them in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes before baking.