Floral Infusion: Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

The joy of baking is beautifully intertwined with the delicate essence of lavender and the robust aroma of Earl Grey tea in these exquisite Floral Infusion Shortbread Cookies. This recipe takes the traditional shortbread cookie and elevates it to a whole new level by infusing it with the fragrant harmony of lavender and the sophisticated charm of Earl Grey.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons culinary lavender
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Cut open the Earl Grey tea bags and mix the tea leaves with the culinary lavender. Set aside to let the flavors meld.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift in the all-purpose flour and salt. Add the infused tea leaves and lavender.
  4. Gently knead the dough until it comes together. Shape the dough into a log and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Slice the chilled dough into rounds and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies

Delight in the fusion of lavender and Earl Grey with these tender, buttery shortbread cookies.

Nutrition Information: Calories per serving – 120

As you savor each bite of these Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies, you’ll be transported to a tranquil garden where the aroma of lavender dances with the elegance of Earl Grey. These cookies make for a lovely treat to accompany your afternoon tea or to gift to someone special. The tender crumb and subtle floral notes create a truly enchanting experience that captures the essence of blooming gardens in every bite.