A black baking rack on a red countertop. The baking rack has 36 Lavender Lemon Cookies on it. The cookies are small, round, light in color and are topped with a white glaze. A bundle of lavender sits next to the cookies.
A black baking rack on a red countertop. The baking rack has 36 Lavender Lemon Cookies on it. The cookies are small, round, light in color and are topped with a white glaze. A bundle of lavender sits next to the cookies.

Lemon Lavender Italian Shortbread Cookies

These lemony treats are enhanced with a touch of Lavender to create an amazing breakfast, desert or snack. You literally will have extreme difficulty at having just one. Your friends and family will love’em!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings 22 Cookies

Ingredients
  

Lemon Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 + 2 tbsps cornstarch
  • 2 tblsps zest & juice of one lemon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 + 2 tblsps softnened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tblsp lavender

Lemon Glaze

  • 3 tblsps fresh lemon juice (strained)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 zest lemon

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, zest & salt
  • In a large bowl, beat on medium speed the butter & sugar until fluffy, 3-5 minutes
  • Add half the flour & the lemon juice, beat to combine
  • Add remaining flour & with a wooden spoon or spatula , combine to form a dough.
  • Stir in the lavender (the dough will be a little sticky, if too sticky add 1 - 2 tablespoons of flour)
  • Transfer the dough to a large piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap & roll the dough into a log approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. Refrigerate for one hour
  • Remove the dough from the fridge & cut into 1/2 inch slices. Place the slices on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 20 minutes
  • Pre-heat oven to 320 degrees & bake the cookies for 5 minutes
  • Then raise the temperature to 350 degrees & continue to bake for 9 - 10 minutes. The cookies should be light in color.
  • Remove from oven & let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely
  • The cookies can be either dusted with powdered sugar or spread with a lemon glaze
  • Lemon Glaze - In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, powdered sugar & zest until smooth