Lavender Sugar and Lavender Shortbread

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Tyebe and I chattered about what to do for the first ever post on, “In Puursuit of Flavours” and decided on one of dad’s newest discoveries.  Dad didn’t discover the recipe, mom did.  Shoko gives Tyebe the “evil eye”  Tyebe smiles back at Shoko.                                                                 

Alright Tyebe are you ready to start on the lavender sugar? Sure am, Shoko. Have you got your fur net on your head and scrubbed your paws real well? Yes, you betcha Shoks.                                                                 

Before we get started Shoks, what makes lavender so special that we’re adding it to the sugar.  Glad you asked Tyebe.

Lavender looks like a purple haze but its benefits are many.  Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family so we know it’s going to smell wonderful.  Quit wrinkling up your nose, Tyebe.  The principle benefit of lavender is the calming effect.  This calming effect also helps one sleep.  So I need it when Budd decides he really wants to snuggle?

Recipe for Lavender Sugar

1 Tablespoon dried lavender

2 Cups of sugar

Mix the lavender and sugar.  Some recipes ask you to blend the sugar a bit.  It makes the sugar granules smaller.  This is not a MUST as it is easy to blend too much and have icing sugar.  This has been done here and when the lavender sugar is used in a recipe the granules seem to melt just great.                                                               

That’s easy peasy. Dad put the lavender sugar in a mason jar with a tight fitting lid.


Onward to our cookies.  ♫I like to eat….ya, ya, ya…munch, slurp♫

If you are like mom or dad here. they just couldn’t make shortbread….not enough liquid. So the shortbread resembled a mountain with rocks falling over the sides. Not pretty and it was so dry….yuck! Not until this shortbread recipe was a homemade shortbread cookie seen in this house. I’ll bet they would be scrumptious without the lavender too..

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

1/4 Cup of sugar and extra for dusting..the recipe calls for fine sugar for dusting…that’s an extra
that doesn’t get done here but you can try.
1/2 Cup of softened butter…No jumping on it….try softening in the microwave.
3/4 Cup of flour                                                         

We all seem to have these ingredients around.  Mom decided we could use some dried cranberries on a few cookies and peanut butter chips on some o5ther ones.  Yes, I did notice the small dry hill on the left in the cookie tray.  It turned out well but looks kinda cwappy.

Mix all ingredients well. Flatten dough and use a bottle top or some other cookie cutter to form small shapes. Not too thick or will take longer to cook.                                                                           

Cooking time is 10 minutes.  Notice there are more cookies than went in the oven….Fort Meezer is a magical place, MOL

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41 thoughts on “Lavender Sugar and Lavender Shortbread

  1. The J-Cats

    That sounds a great idea. Mummy hardly ever bakes but for the past couple of weeks, she has been baking challot – the braided bread loaves We eat for the Sabbath.
    We hope you are all well and this horrible virus goes away soon.
    Stay well, stay safe.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Challot looks and sounds delish. Mom has never tasted it but always has wanted to buy it in the store. This would take some skill to make. I don’t know if our paws could make such an intricate bread.

      Shoko

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  2. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    That sounds delish! I don’t have dried lavender but do have chocolate chips in the fridge which would go well with them

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Choclate chips are wonderful on top of the shortbread….putting them inside would turn them brown and brown is always a good colour….How about throwing peanut butter chips in too. Yummy, my mouth is watering.

      Shoko

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  3. Eastside Cats

    We have a lavender festival in the summer, but I’ve never attended! I plan to go this year, because after spending so much time inside, I think a lot of people are going to be enjoying art fairs, festivals, concerts, etc. when we can safely again.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      You are so right! We will get out and enjoy the festivities around us like never before because we know what its like to not be able to go. I wonder if they’ll have lavender shortbread available. Mom would like to join you.

      Jean and Shoko

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      1. The Canadian Cats Post author

        We love it Dorothy and mom plans to make it. We need several items though. Mixed peppercorns being one of them and lemons.

        Thank you for this recipe my friend and do join us next month on the first Wednesday of the month.

        Shoko

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  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    Mom just ordered some lavender hand sanitizer. We were not sure we’ll like the smell. We are definitely not sure we would like lavender cookies, but man oh man do they look good. Mom would like to dunk a few in her tea right now!

    Love and lavender licks,
    Cupcake

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Try the shortbread recipe. Cupcake without the lavender and maybe build to the lavender. Dad does like them and he’s no great one for herbs of any kind. He likes them if he remembers them but alas he is in a hurry to make supper,

      Shoko

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  5. World Of Animals, Inc.

    Yummy, they look so delicious that they are making our tummy growl. We love the flour power baking hat you have on. Thanks for sharing. Have a fantastic rest of your day and we hope you are all staying safe.

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  6. samanthamurdochblog

    They look fab and I can’t wait to try them! Mind you…flour is very hard to get hold of here at the moment, although I do have some wheat..might try growing and milling my own!

    Great recipe, loved joining in!
    ☺💚xxx

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