Recipe For Gluten-Free Lavender Shortbread

Using a store-bought mix, I made these gluten-free lavender shortbread. They kept very well in an airtight container. There was only a hint of lavender in them which meant I could play around with the decorations. This was my first attempt at Royal icing and I cannot wait to play around some more.

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A decade ago I was sitting in a café shop in Perth. I had just flown in overnight from Cape Town. The flight is 11 hours 40 minutes and arrives midday. Kim and I stopped in for much-needed coffee and some lunch. While we were there we discussed getting confused between DESERT and DESSERT. We came to the conclusion that a great way to remember that desserts are a treat is to think of super sweet. Another easy to make error is stationery and stationary. I remember this as only a car can stop and it has an ‘a’ in it. Therefore stationery is what you write on. And principal is the head teacher who could be your PAL. So, principle must be how you behave. I am sure if I put my mind to it, there would be many more examples I could find.

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I am on a mission at present to make as many examples of biscuits as possible. I started off with trying to make Romany creams. These were OK but not perfect. Not wanting the same flavour two weeks in a row I made these gluten-free lavender shortbread biscuits. I had not started off with the idea of making a gluten-free treat. Just that instead of using flour and rice flour I used a gluten-free flour mix. It was sitting in my pantry and I wanted to use it up before it goes stale. I was really impressed with these. And of course the lavender was perfect! Do you use a gluten-free flour mix?

Gluten-Free Lavender Shortbread

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Gluten-Free Lavender Shortbread
 
You will get a hint of lavender in these gluten-free shortbread biscuits
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Ingredients
  • 212g gluten-free flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 3.75mls fine salt
  • 140g softened butter, cubed
  • 54g coconut sugar
  • 2.5mls lavender flowers, crushed
Method
  1. Place the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine
  2. Place the butter, sugar and lavender into the bowl of a stand mixer
  3. Beat on a medium speed until light and fluffy
  4. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour
  5. Mix until fully incorporated
  6. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours *
  7. Lightly dust a sheet of baking paper and tip the dough onto it
  8. Dust the top of the dough with a little more flour and cover with another sheet of baking paper
  9. Roll out to 5mm thick and cut your desired shapes, re-rolling until all the dough has been used up
  10. Place onto a lined baking tray and place the tray into the fridge while you preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  11. Bake for 14 minutes, remove from the oen and leave to cool on a wire rack
My Notes
* you can do this up to 48 hours in advance
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8 thoughts on “Recipe For Gluten-Free Lavender Shortbread

  1. i love how these look! the heart cut out and the crushed pink stuff (freeze dried fruit? flowers?) looks so good on these shortbread cookies (:

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    1. Thank you, and it is crushed dried flowers 🙂

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  2. These look nice, Tandy. Shortbread is an absolute favourite of my MOm’s.

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    1. Hope you make these for her 🙂

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  3. Stationary and stationery are things I often get confused. Also I have to guess how to spell hors oeuvres!

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    1. For that I would rely on Google 😉

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  4. It really surprises me that this was your first attempt at Royal Icing! Haha. I was sure you would have tried it before! As expected, your shortbread looks divine. I LOVE shortbread. So delicious. And I have the lavender, yay!

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    1. It’s only because it’s sugar based that I’ve not tried it before.

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