8.22.2012

I put what in my shortbread?

So what did I put in my shortbread that I am sharing with you all today. 
It is purple, it is used in aromatherapy and in potpourri.
It is lavender and yes it is edible unless you are pregnant ore breastfeeding so I have read.
Today's recipe is lavender lemon shortbread and they are actually quite tasty. I even dipped them in chocolate because chocolate makes even that much better.
For this recipe, first, gather together your ingredients.
I halved this recipe but the ingredients I am listing here is for the full recipe.
1 cup cold butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 teaspoons dried lavender, 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Melted chocolate for decorating by dipping or drizzling.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Using a 9" pie pan or cake pan, place it in the freezer.
Key ingredients in these shortbread: lemon zest (if you don't have one, go out and buy one now) and lavender.

Cube up your cold butter and put it in your food processor. 

Add in the brown sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and lavender. 



Turn on your food processor and cream all the ingredients together. 


Add in the flour and the cornstarch until the ingredients come together as a dough.

Take all of the dough out of the food processor and put it in the cake tin or pie pan that was in the freezer. Pat the dough around the tin so that it is even. 
Sprinkle the 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar on the top of the dough. 


Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place it back in the freezer for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, place the shortbread dough in the oven and cook it for 25 minutes or until a toasty golden brown color and the center is set.


 Let shortbread cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove them. Cut them into wedges.
Decorate them with chocolate either dip them in chocolate or drizzle it over them.


Then serve, eat and enjoy!


22 comments:

CALLIE said...

YUMMMMMM! Seems so easy. Who knew?

Faith said...

yup, i want to eat at your house. everything you make looks so mouth watering.

Niki said...

I would never think of lavender! This looks SO good!

Alicia Marie said...

I'll have to wait to try these out, but they look yummy!!

The Heights Life! said...

These look great!! I bet this shortbread smells amazing!!

Mrs.B said...

I need to try this. Looks amazing and I bet it smells good too!

Victoria Horea said...

ooh, looks delicious!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

YUM!!! Shortbread is seriously one of my favorite cookies - yours looks so delicious!!!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Yummy! I would have never thought of lavender!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Yum! This looks so good!

Sarah said...

ooooh i bet it was good. I recently tried lavender in short bread at miette bakery in San Fran and it was divne =)

- Sarah
agirlintransit.blogspot.com

The Management said...

strangely enough, there was a reference to lavender shortbread on a United States of Tara ep that I was watching the other day, and I was pretty intrigued, so thanks for giving me the tools to try it out one day :)

stephanie said...

yummy! I love lavender anything. in college the local coffee place made a lavender steamed milk that my best friend would bring me when I was sick or just needed cheering up. and to this day it just cheers me up when I'm feeling down.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

LOL...at first glimpse I thought your title said " What I put in my shorts"! Haha....glad to know it was shortbread! YUMM!

SG Angela said...

that sounds divine. I had lavender fries before and it was delicious and unusual.

Heidi Hopewell said...

Oh my word. These sound amazing! I'm totally giving this recipe a try!

Kelli Herrington said...

YumI would like some and my address is.....LOL I would of never ever thought but thanks to you I now can have a little something to them

Treasure Tromp said...

what a great idea! I never would have thought to include lavender! looks so yuumy

Whitney Cosgrave said...

this sounds great! I keep hearing about lavender infused stuff - ice cream, vodka - so I can only imagine that this is delish. thanks for sharing!

sherri lynn said...

Oh I have heard good things about lavender in shortbread. It looks delicious!

Elizabeth @ Love Is the Adventure said...

That sounds so GOOD. I love lavender chocolate and lavender icecream so I'm sure I would love this, too. I recently found a recipe for jasmine tea-infused cupcakes that I am dying to try.

Leslie said...

Holy cow...this sounds amazing!! I have tried lavender ice cream and have had lavender infused cocktails and they are always so yummy and refreshing! Thanks for posting this! I might just make it this weekend :)