Let’s eat some flowers.
Lavender shortbread is surprisingly easy to make. Plus, you get to feel real fancy. “Care for a lavender shortbread?” you ask. “What is this, ‘Downton Abbey'?” reply all your friends just before their brains explode with fanciness.
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room-temperature
2 tablespoons dried lavender
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
Purple food coloring (optional)
Food processor or blender
Cookie cutter or random cookie-shaped object
It all started with this insane-looking photo on Pinterest.
[Record scratch sound] These cookies are PURPLE. Does putting lavender in cookies really turn them purple?
Turns out, no. It's food coloring. But purple cookies still seem like a good idea.
Ended up adapting this recipe.
Because it had fewer ingredients. Also, this is what lavender shortbread looks like when you don't use food coloring.