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Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Welcome to our cozy corner of the internet, where we share the love of baking! Today, we’re blending the aromatic charm of lavender with the zesty freshness of lemon in our delightful Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies. These cookies are not only beautiful but also have a unique flavor that’s sure to impress.


  • Unsalted butter, softened: 1 cup
  • Granulated sugar: ⅔ cup
  • Fresh lemon zest: 2 tablespoons
  • Dried lavender flowers: 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • All-purpose flour: 2¼ cups
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Lemon glaze (optional):
    • Powdered sugar: 1 cup
    • Fresh lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
    • Lemon zest for garnish


  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, lemon zest, and lavender until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Dry Ingredients: Mix in vanilla extract. Gradually add flour and salt, continuing to mix until a soft dough forms.
  4. Shape Cookies: Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into your desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  5. Bake: Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.
  6. Prepare Lemon Glaze: While cookies cool, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  7. Decorate: Once cookies are cool, drizzle them with the lemon glaze and sprinkle with additional lemon zest.
  8. Enjoy: Let the glaze set before serving. Enjoy your Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies with a cup of tea or as a delightful treat any time of the day!

These cookies are a perfect combination of floral, citrusy flavors, and buttery goodness. Ideal for a springtime tea party, a thoughtful gift, or simply as a treat to brighten your day!