Love & Obsession: Lavender Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Serve these delicious lavender shortbread cookies during your summer gatherings.

| June/July 2012

This recipe is a slight variation on an old favorite. The lemon buttercream frosting adds moisture to the cookie, and the lavender sprinkles make for a nice presentation. MAKES ABOUT 2 DOZEN LAVENDER SHORTBREAD COOKIES

• 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter (not margarine), room temperature
• 2/3 cup sugar
• 2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender buds, chopped
• 2 1/3 cups flour
• 1/2 cup cornstarch
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

Lemon Buttercream Frosting:
• 1/3 cup softened butter
• 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
• 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
• 2 tablespoons lemon juice
• Dried lavender buds, for topping

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment or brown paper.

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar and lavender until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add flour, cornstarch and salt; beat until combined.

3. Divide the dough in half. Flatten it into squares and wrap it in plastic. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, approximately 1 hour.

8/18/2013 9:41:02 PM

I made these for an entry into a local county fair and won 1st place!! I did have to add enough milk after the chilling process to make it the consistency of pie dough. It was WAY to dry without it!

mother earth news fair 2018 schedule


Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on natural health, organic gardening, real food and more!


Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265