Lavender Shortbread (Two Ways)
I love buttery, crumbly, sugary shortbread so much - it seems to be one of those simple treats that I crave so often and, when I do, this recipe is my go to.
I was given this recipe a few years ago by someone in my family, when I was on a mission to find the perfect shortbread recipe. When I asked if I could publish it on my blog, I was told it had originally come from, and I quote, ‘an old Scottish woman’. So, credit, where credit is due, thanks to the old Scottish woman for this fail-safe recipe that I know I’ll continue to use time and time again.
The basic shortbread recipe (flour, cornflour, icing sugar and butter) as it stands, is perfect but what I love about this recipe is that it’s so versatile - you could add different flavours and ingredients such as chocolate, lemon or even nuts and it would still work perfectly.
My absolute favourite shortbread though, is lavender. You certainly don’t need much but it adds a really delicate floral flavour that just works so well with these light biscuits.
I have included two recipes below (mainly because I couldn’t decide which ones to share). The first recipe is for sweet lavender kisses filled with chocolate buttercream and the second is a recipe for lavender shortbread fingers with chocolate chunks.
You should be able to pick up dried lavender fairly easily in the supermarket - it's usually with the dried herbs and spices but, if not, you can always find it online.