Lavender Shortbread Cookies
1 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. dried lavender buds (crushed)
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Beat butter until light and fluffy and almost white in color. Add sugar, vanilla and lavender. Beat for 2 minutes more.
Sift flour and salt together and add to butter mixture. Mix until dough is sticky.
Place dough on a sheet of wax paper and shape into a log. Chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice dough into 1/4-inch slices. Bake for 17 to 18 minutes, until firm.
Let cool completely, then apply a thin coating of lemon glaze.
**Another option is to roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters Baking time will be about 10-12 minutes depending on thickness of cookies.
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 T. lemon zest
3 T. fresh lemon juice
Mix ingredients until smooth. Thin with water if too thick.