This white chocolate lavender shortbread is a perfect slice and bake cookie! It is so light but rich and buttery at the same time – with a hint of floral flavor. Perfect for spring!
New favorite cookie alert!
I should note that this is a fancy cookie. You know? It’s not a comfort cookie, like a warm chocolate chip right from the oven. It’s a bougie cookie that you can serve with tea. Or cocktails.
And it tastes like spring!
This white chocolate lavender shortbread is so dreamy. Buttery, rich and springlike all at the same time. It is just PERFECT for this season!
Chocolate chip cookies will always have a place and so will these. I love to make both.
I used the base of these pistachio dark chocolate cookies to make these which is also from Alison Roman’s viral chocolate chip shortbread. For this recipe, I skipped browning the butter. That sounds ludicrous, because I love brown butter! But it just adds time to the cookies and we don’t need that here.
I like the thought of these being more light and vanilla-y, as opposed to warm and caramely. Let’s make them!
First! The lavender!
I use this culinary lavender. Sometimes you can find it at Whole Foods but I usually get mine on amazon. It comes in a big bag and I use it often – especially in my lavender lattes. It lasts a while too, so don’t be afraid to grab it.
You could also just use lavender extract instead! For this cookie, you don’t need both. And while I usually love lavender extract (like in this banana bread), for the cookie, I love the texture of the culinary lavender. I also think it’s so pretty in the cookie itself.
Next, the white chocolate.
Use something high-quality. I love to use a bar of Lindt white chocolate. I just chop it up and throw it in!
The rest is simple. Cold butter is a must – it helps the cookies shape together. Sugar, vanilla extract.
The dough may be crumbly but you can bring it together with your hands. My favorite hack? If it is super crumbly and the dry ingredients are not mixing in, I shake in more vanilla extract! Works like a charm to bring it together with lots of extra flavor.
I love how light the cookies taste. They are perfect for the warmer months. The flavor is buttery, sweet and slightly floraly, but in the best way possible. If you’ve been around here for awhile, then you’ve probably heard me compare the smell of lavender + vanilla to an ice cream shop. I generally do NOT care for floral flavors or scents. But the lavender dessert combo is warm and welcoming without tasting like you bit into a floral.
In a word, it’s just SPECIAL.
Look at that stack!
I love how crunchy the outside edges are with the coarse sugar. These are a textural dream!
Annnnnd they taste like heaven. (more…)
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Jessica April 22, 2022 at 04:02PM