Desserts | Holidays

Lavender Infused Shortbread Biscuits

This is a lovely cookie reminiscent of summer days.  In the language of flowers, lavender means devotion.  This is great choice for Valentine’s Day or a Mother’s Day treat.  Serve at an engagement party or bridal or baby shower.   Before refrigerating you can roll the dough into a log to slice. If you want to make cut -out cookies, flatten the dough into a disk.  If you do not want to ice the cookies you can sprinkle them lightly with sanding sugar before baking.


  • Cookie Dough
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (360 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon loose Earl Grey tea crumbled fine or the contents of 1 Earl Grey tea bag
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (16 grams)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 oz. softened butter (1 stick/115 grams)
  • ¼ cup milk (60 grams)
  • Icing
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (30 grams)
  • Lavender sanding sugar


Time: 35 Mins
Yield: 20 Cookies

Make the Cookies.

  • Put the flour, tea, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and baking powder into a bowl and mix. Beat in the softened butter for 2-3 minutes at medium speed. The dough will be dry and crumbly. Add in the lavender-infused oil
  • and milk. Beat until well combined. Tightly wrap the dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 375° F. Line cookie sheets with baking parchment.
  • Cut the log into¼ thick slices with a sharp knife. If you are making cut-outs, bring the dough to room temperature and roll it out to ¼ thick on a lightly floured surface.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely before icing.

Make the Icing.

  • Blend the heavy cream into the confectioner’s sugar a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Decorate with lavender-colored sugar.
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