Lavender Shortbread x HorseScents

We love and live lavender. So what better way to celebrate this calming herb than with delicious lavender shortbread? Use a Scent Strap on your horse while you snack on a lavender cookie for double the soothing power. Our super easy recipe is a breeze to make so you can spend more time at the barn and less time in the kitchen!

Makes: 12 cookies          Takes: 1 ¼ hours


  • 11 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon dried & ground culinary lavender
  • 1 ½ cups pastry flour OR 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour + 3 Tablespoons cornstarch


  • tablespoon, teaspoon
  • ¼ cup, ½ cup, 1 cup
  • small pan for melting butter
  • 8” pie dish or 4×6 baking pan
  • zester or fine-toothed grater
  • medium bowl
  • fork for mixing


  1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Lightly coat the pie dish or baking pan with butter.
  4. Combine the remaining melted butter with the sugar, salt, and vanilla in a bowl.
  5. Add the flour, lavender, and lemon zest. Mix until combined and crumbly.
  6. Press the dough into the buttered pan.
  7. Place the pan in a freezer for 15 minutes.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven, allow the pan to cool, and cut into 12 pieces.

Pro Tips

  • We used whole wheat flour and arrowroot starch (instead of white flour and cornstarch) for a healthy twist! Just mix in an additional tablespoon of arrowroot.
  • Culinary lavender is available online and at select fine spice stores. We do not recommend that you use personally grown or store-bought lavender because of potentially dangerous chemical fertilizers.

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