Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies: Easy Easter Dessert Recipe

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Spring is in the air, and Easter is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate than with a delicious and easy dessert recipe? These Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion. They are light, buttery, and have a delightful floral flavor from the lavender. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make, so even novice bakers can whip up a batch in no time.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon culinary lavender
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

3. Beat in the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lavender.

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4. Gradually add the flour and salt, mixing on low speed until just combined.

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5. The dough will be crumbly, but it should come together when pressed.

Tip: If the dough is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until it becomes workable.

6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it a few times until smooth.

7. Shape the dough into a disc and wrap it in plastic wrap.

Tip: You can chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to make it easier to handle.

8. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness.

9. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes.

Tip: If the dough is sticky, dip the cookie cutters in flour before cutting out the shapes.

10. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

11. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

12. Dust the cookies with powdered sugar, if desired.


  • For a stronger lavender flavor, use 1 teaspoon of culinary lavender.
  • You can also add a few drops of food coloring to the dough to make the cookies festive for Easter.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

These Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone at your Easter gathering. They’re easy to make, delicious, and perfect for sharing with friends and family. So why not give them a try today?

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Happy Easter!

Ann Shrott

I am a freelance writer with a deep passion for the latest trendy titles to produce content. What I'm striving for is to write about something well researched and make blogs sparkle. Keep on reading!

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