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Lavender Shortbread Biscuits

Serves: 24

Delicious lavender shortbread flavoured with mint and lemon, a real treat!!


  • Butter 350g softened
  • Caster Sugar 125g
  • Icing sugar 4 tbsp sifted
  • Fresh lavender (flowers) 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Fresh mint leaves 1 tbsp chopped
  • Lemon zest 1 tsp grated
  • Plain flour 325g
  • Corn flour 325g
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Cream together butter, caster sugar and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in the lavender, mint and lemon zest.
  3. Add in flour, corn flour and salt, mixing until well blended.
  4. Divide dough into two balls, wrap in cling film and flatten to about 2.5cm thick before resting in the fridge for about one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 170C/gas mark 3.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 6mm thickness. Cut into shapes with scone or biscuit cutters. Place on a baking tray.
  7. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the biscuits begin to brown at the edges. Cool for a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
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