Lavender Shortbread recipe

These are beautifully flowery biscuits that are light and delicious with cream as a dessert.


  • 220g plain flour
  • 250g butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 5 heads of lavender or 2 tbsp. dried lavender


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.

  2. Break the flowers into the butter and beat together. Add in the icing sugar and mix until smooth.

  3. Add in the flour and mix together well.

  4. Once combined, break parts of the dough off with your hands and roll into balls. Flatten them with the palm of your hand and put onto a greased baking tray.

  5. Cook for around 12 minutes or until golden. Don’t let them brown.


You could roll these biscuits out a lot thinner, until around half a cm in thickness and cook them as normal, then dry them out in a warm oven for a lavender biscotti.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Reviews and Comments:

Lavender Shortbread Review by Cookie fan on 5th August 2012:

This is a lot of butter in proportion to flour. I found it greasy and the biscuits spread out far too much during cooking.

Lavender Shortbread Review by Sally on 30th June 2011:

IT WAS YUMMY! But a bit strong.