Mini lavender shortbread
The kids will enjoy making these easy lavender shortbread biscuits as much as they will munching them!
- 250 g butter at room temperature
- 120 g icing sugar
- 250 g flour
- 120 g cornflour
- ½ lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lavender petals and corollas tiny flowers covering flower head
- apricot or berry jam optional
Preheat the oven to 160⁰C.
Cream the butter and sugar until very soft.
Sift flour and cornflour together then add to the creamed butter and sugar and stir in with a wooden spoon.
Add lemon juice and stir until a dough forms. Add the lavender petals and shape dough into a large square.
On a floured surface, roll out to about 5mm thick, cut into shapes and place on a lined baking tray. If desired, make a thumb-sized dent in some of the biscuits and fill with jam.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until biscuits spring back when touched. The bases will be lightly golden.
Littlies can help by cutting the dough into shapes or pressing a dent in the centres to fill with jam. Hopefully you have a lavender bush in your garden, otherwise you may have to go searching around your neighbourhood!
These are a simple, not-too-sweet accompaniment to an afternoon cuppa.