You know what makes me happy? Having little lunches of leftovers portioned out and ready to go in my freezer.
Earlier this week, I threw together (I can do that now that I have a KitchenAid!) some shortbread, froze half of the dough, and baked the other half.
This shortbread is subtle. It’s not overly buttery or sweet, and even the whole buds of lavender don’t pack a big punch. I can’t say I like it quite as much as the Salted Browned Butter Shortbread Cookies I made once, but it fits a mood…
A girly, calm, delicate kind of mood…which, suffice to say, is not very often!
Lavender-Vanilla Shortbread Cookies from Bakingdom
These cookies are easy, fast, and still seem kind of fancy (what doesn’t seem fancy when it has lavender in it)? I omitted Bakingdom’s suggestion to cut holes in the dough so the cookies can hang off the spoon (see the link to the blog above). It’s a super cute idea, but I am far too clumsy to make that work!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened by still cool
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tbsp dried lavender flowers
1/2 tsp salt
Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Add vanilla and combine.
In another bowl, combine flour, lavender flowers, and salt. Add flour mixture into sugar/butter mixture in batches and beat until combined.
Makes 24-26 cookies. For all you Weight Watchers out there… 3 PointsPLUS per cookie.