We love fun reasons to bake and National Shortbread Day gave us the perfect opportunity to create a little "summer" to our winter days. Lemon has the ability to lift your spirits and paired with the lavender makes you just make you smile!
Well for those with inquiring minds who want to know how did such a day get reserved for these delightful cookies? According to National day calendar, the recipe for shortbread has been around since the 12th century when Mary, Queen of Scots created this buttery cookie. It earns the name from the crumbly texture or the crumb of the cookie which resembles a "short" (crumbly) texture...thus the name shortbread. The cookie was reserved for special occasions as the ingredients in the 12th century were expensive. Even now they are not expensive to make but still only occasionally made for special occasions.
We love these cookies served alongside our Lavender Chamomile tea or Lavender Earl Grey which will make any day extraordinary!
Make a batch of our Lavender Shortbread Cookies
While cookies are baking make Lemon Lavender Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tsp lemon juice
1/2-1 tsp culinary lavender
Mix together powdered sugar, 1/2- 1 tsp culinary lavender and 4-5 tsp fresh lemon juice. We also like to add a little zest of lemon peel to add a bit more lemon flavor. Frost cookies once they are cooled.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.