Lavender & Honey Shortbread Cookies

There are so many different kinds of food that look – and taste – delicious on our plates!

Here is a recipe I brought to an Easter Potluck… they didn’t last an hour at the party.  Too delicious! And very easy to make.



Lavender & Honey Shortbread Cookies:


  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 heaping tbsp. honey
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 c.)- room temp. or slightly melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lavender buds- roughly chopped.  Don’t pulverize them completely.
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. plus 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (you can use regular table salt or sea salt)
  • (I added 1/2 tsp. lemon zest to this recipe to kick it up a notch!)


  • Combine the sugar, honey, and butter.  Mix them together really well.  Add the lavender, egg yolk and vanilla.  Mix everything together again—making sure it’s all combined.
  • Add the flour and the salt to the wet ingredients.  Stir everything together until it’s all combined.  Fold-in lemon zest (optional). You don’t want to over-stir though.  The dough will be sticky and a little wet.
  • Dump the dough onto a piece of parchment paper.  Form the dough into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.  Freeze for about a half hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove dough from the freezer, slice, and bake at 350 F for 7 to 8 minutes.  You’ll know they’re done when the sides start turning a little brown. Try not to overcook!

Delicious, easy, and a definite crowd pleaser. I couldn’t stop eating them! Enjoy!


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