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Lavender Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

An easy and delicious cookie that brings out summer's best flavors of strawberry and lavender.

Course Dessert, Snack, Snack or Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, lavender, shortbread, strawberry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp culinary lavender, crushed
  • 5 large strawberries
  • Additional sugar for topping

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar. Add the butter and cream until smooth. Add the flour, salt, and lavender, and mix until a soft, pliable dough forms.

  2. Roll the dough into small teaspoon-sized balls and press onto a cookie sheet (or into a mini muffin top pan). Gently pat the dough into a flat circle.

  3. Take the strawberries and slice them into very thin slices. Gently pull any green portion off of the top of the strawberry slices. They should resemble little hearts. Place one slice of strawberry on each cookie. Sprinkle with just a dash of additional sugar.

  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until very light golden brown.