Monday, June 15, 2015

Lavender Shortbread from Somerset Lavender & Herb Farm



Welcome to Somerset Lavender & Herb Farm in beautiful Fayetteville, Texas!

The name of the farm comes from the place where owner Peggy Richardson, the Lavender Lady herself, grew up- Somerset, Ohio. Peggy and her husband live on the farm and make all products in their home! She offers a wide variety of products from shampoo, body butter, and linen spray to culinary lavender that's great for baking and mixed drinks! 


Peggy happens to be my new Aunt-In-Law AND the woman who married us! She is incredibly special to us so when she asked me to feature her newly opened farm I said "of course!".


Today she is sharing her recipe for Lavender Shortbread cookies, These look and taste fancy, but they're SO EASY! They're perfect paired with some fresh lemonade for these hot summer days.


You can find Somerset Lavender Farm on Facebook or, if you're in central Texas go visit the farm!

5034 Roznov road
Fayetteville Texas 




Lavender Shortbread

Ingredients:
1 cup          butter (room temperature)
¾ cup         sugar
1 egg          slightly beaten
1 ½ tbsp.     ground lavender buds
2 ¾ cups      flour
½ tsp.          salt
1 ½ tsp.       baking powder
1/3 cup         coarse sugar (for decorating)

Directions:
Cream butter for one minute.  Add sugar and mix for one minute.  Add egg, mix until blended.

Use mini food processor or herb grinder to grind lavender buds.  Add ground lavender buds to flour along with salt and baking powder.  Whisk flour mixture briefly to blend and add to butter/sugar mixture.  Blend on low speed for about one minute, then move to medium speed and blend until dough is formed.  Remove from bowl.  Divide dough into 4 round balls.  Place dough on surface lightly dusted with flour.  Roll back and forth to  form 4 8 inch logs.  Wrap tightly in plastic wrap.  Place logs in refrigerator to chill.  After one hour, removed logs from refrigerator, slice dough into ¼ inch pieces.  Dip edges in coarse sugar.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 – 15 minutes.  

Go visit and tell her theFoodette sent you!!