Lavender shortbread recipe

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Come and try our delicious recipe for lavender shortbread. Buttery, crumbly and deliciously moreish, these dainty biscuits are the perfect afternoon treat

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Buttery, crumbly and deliciously moreish, these dainty shortbread biscuits are the perfect easy weekend baking project. Delicious served with an afternoon cuppa, they also make a pretty food gift presented in a gift bag too. These tasty treats can also be frozen after they have cooled. This lavender shortbread recipe makes 15 delicious biscuits in just 20 mins. With only 4 ingredients, these sweet little biscuits are perfect if you're in the mood for baking a classic with a floral twist.


  • 50g caster sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 1tsp dried lavender flowers (available from supermarkets, baking shops, and online)
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 150g plain flour




  1. Put the lavender flowers and sugar in a food processor and blend until fine. Sieve.
  2. Add the butter and mix together, then add the flour, until the mixture forms a dough.
  3. Turn the dough onto a work surface, roll into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 160°C/Fan140°C/gas mark 3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into biscuit shapes.
  5. Dust with sugar and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.
Top Tip for making Lavender shortbread

These tasty sweet treats make the perfect gift, presented in cellophane bags tied with a colourful ribbon


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