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Get Shorty: Lavender Shortbread Recipe from Tania of Love Big Bake Often

What's better than shortbread? Not much. But this simple sweet takes beautifully to added flavors, including herbs--as evidenced by this delicious recipe for Lavender Shortbread. I first sampled this when Cake Gumshoe Tania (look at her blog here) brought some to an event at the store, and -- joy!--she was also kind enough to offer the recipe. The only warning? This buttery stuff is addictive!

Lavender Shortbread


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 2 1/4 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter an 8x8-inch pan.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add zest and lavender; mix well.
  3. Add flour and mix til fully incorporated.
  4. Press dough into your prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden around the edges and with a dull finish on top.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes, then cut into pieces, still in pan; let cool completely before removing.
  7. Enjoy, ideally with a cuppa'.


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Reader Comments (3)

These are AMAZING!!! When I was pregnant my cravings for Tania's Lavender Shortbread reached ridiculous levels. Hands down the BEST shortbread I have ever tasted.
May 28 | Unregistered CommenterNikki W
Oh My!! This sounds so perfect for a Ladies Tea party.. At my church we have a Secret Prayer Sister that we give gifts to (secretly).. I know my sister would love these!!!
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterShannonG
Lavender is my new obsession! love it
May 30 | Unregistered CommenterNom!

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