lemon glazed lavender and lemon shortbread cookies

 i love shortbread, i decided to make these really thin so they would just melt in the mouth.
i combined lemon and lavender as i love those two flavours together, if you are not fond of lavender then just use lemon, they will be just as lovely.
i used the juice of the lemon for the glaze and the zest in the biscuit so they are full of flavour.

i decided to experiment with the photos and try and take a darker moodier picture.

 
 
 recipe
110g butter
60g icing sugar
grated zest of one lemon
2 egg yolks
150g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp fresh or dried lavender to taste
 
in a food processor add the flour, sugar, lemon zest and lavender, pulse to combine, then add the butter and mix until it resembles bread crumbs, then add the two egg yolks and the vanilla extract and process for a minute until it comes together, tip on to the work surface and knead it a little to combine then wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour to firm it up to make it easier to roll out.
 
preheat oven to 180c
roll out the dough and cut into circles, i used a alphabet stamp from wholeport.com for some of the cookies.
 place them on a lined cookie sheet and put in the fridge while the oven is heating up.
bake for 8/10 minutes until golden.
then let cool.
to make glaze, juice the lemon and add half of it to a bowl with 300g powdered sugar and mix until smooth, then use a pallet knife and add the glaze to the shortbread or dip them into the bowl, then sprinkle over some lemon zest and lavender to finish.
 
for the cups conversion
 
1/2 cup (113 grams) butter, room temperature
1/3 cup (45 grams) powdered sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon lavender buds, ground or chopped finely
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour

 
 
 

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