Lavender Shortbread
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Lavender Shortbread

01/06/2018 - Cakes

Lavender Shortbread
This dough is very good natured and lends itself well to small or large biscuits.
Makes 24 6cm round biscuits although I often make them heart shaped.



  1. Line two large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/Gas 4.
  3. Blitz the lavender flowers with the sugar in a food processor and reserve 1 tbsp of the lavender sugar for dusting.
  4. Add the butter, and cream the lavender infused sugar and butter together.
  5. Sift the flour and ground rice into the mixture, mix until it forms a smooth paste
  6. Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently until the dough is smooth.
  7. Allow the dough to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Roll the dough out to a 5mm thickness, and cut out biscuits using a heart-shaped cutter. Place the hearts onto the baking trays.
  9. Bake until pale golden-brown approximately for 15 minutes.
  10. Carefully place the biscuits onto a cooling rack, sprinkle with the reserved lavender sugar and set aside to cool.