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Shortbread cookie recipe with Lavender & Orange

Today I share a Orange & Lavender shortbread cookie recipe with you lovilees. With spring in the air there it is just so much more pleasant to be outdoors. To put your feet up, bask in the sun and enjoy a cup of tea.

Tea time is synonymous with a period of your day where you have full permission to relax at forget the work load that is waiting for you. While sipping on your tea enjoy a few of these scrumptious shortbread cookies. The fresh citrus hit with a subtle lavender background flavour makes tea time that much more pleasurable.

Orange & Lanvender Shortbread cookies by Lauren Kim Food Photography

Orange & Lavender shortbread cookie recipe


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp dried lavender
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar


  1. Combine the sugar, orange zest, and lavender in a food processor and pulse for 1 minute.
  2. Beat the butter and the orange-lavender sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until combined.
  3. Reduce the speed to low and mix in flour just until incorporated and dough begins to come together.
  4. Combine the dough together and wrap in glad wrap.
  5. Chill dough in the refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 180°C and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or baking paper.
  7. Roll out dough to 1/5-inch thick on a lightly floured board. (I like them slightly thinner so they have a bit of crunch around the edges when they are cooked)
  8. Use a floured biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits.
  9. Gather scraps, re-roll, and cut until you have a total of 30 biscuits.
  10. Place biscuits on baking sheets, and chill for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
  11. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 15 minutes, until golden and tops and edges are set.
  12. Cool for 10 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  13. Melt a little honey and brush the tops of the biscuits and sprinkle some sugar on the top for some added crunch.

Orange & Lavender Shortbread cookies by Lauren Kim Food Photography
Orange & Lavender shortbread cookie recipe
Orange & Lavender Shortbread cookies by Lauren Kim Food Photography

All images of this cookie recipe by Lauren Kim Food Photography. If you enjoy tea time treats there is another citrus inspired recipe that we shared a while back – a grapefruit curd tart recipe.

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Lauren is the owner of Lauren Kim Photography, Lauren Kim Food Photography and based in Cape Town. She specialises in food and lifestyle photography. Connect with her on social media on the links below.

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