Lavender shortbread is surprisingly easy to make. Plus, you get to feel real fancy. "Care for a lavender shortbread?" you ask. "What is this, 'Downton Abbey'?" reply all your friends just before their brains explode with fanciness.
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room-temperature
2 tablespoons dried lavender
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
Purple food coloring (optional)
Food processor or blender
Cookie cutter or random cookie-shaped object
It all started with this insane-looking photo on Pinterest.
Ended up adapting this recipe.
First: Find lavender.
1. Add sugar and lavender to food processor.
Chop until well mixed, about 30 seconds.
The original recipe called for 2 teaspoons of lavender. I used 2 tablespoons because YOLO.
Will this look like you're eating mothy gray plant particles?
2. Combine butter and lavender-sugar.
3. Add food coloring if you want to be out of control.
I had to think back to grade school to be sure blue and red make purple. Food coloring that's already purple is recommended for better results.