Seasonal Baking with Kids: Lavender Shortbread

Minimal ingredients are key when cooking with kids. These lavender shortbread biscuits only need 3 and then the lavender which we picked ourselves. Every month, I try to do some cooking with my girls and this usually fits in with the season or celebration such as Easter. I was struggling to come up with an idea then my garden gave me the inspiration I needed.

Seasonal baking

This morning, before we were even dressed, we headed out to collect some lavender. Jess and Emily loved pulling off the stalks and collecting them in their bowl. The scent was lovely. I just guesstimated the amount we’d need but a couple of tablespoons of the flowers was plenty.

Lavender flowers

Before the girls got involved, I prepped what we’d need, removed stalks and washed the lavender then weighed out the ingredients

  • 175g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 225g plain flour

Basically I just chucked the butter, sugar and lavender into my food mixer and mixed it well.

Next, I added the flour slowly until it combined into a ball.

After this, I split the mixture and used my hands to make two sausage shapes which I cling filmed and stuck in the freezer for 5 minutes to chill.

Finally, I sliced the ‘sausages’ into rounds and placed on a greased baking tray.

In my oven, they only took about 8 minutes at 180 degrees but just watch them as once they start to cook, they brown quickly.

Lavender shortbread biscuits

These lavender shortbread are delicious according to Emily and I’d say they are not too shabby either. It’s lovely to make something using flowers from our garden.

Do you have any simple seasonal recipes for summer?


Make the most of your lovely garden flowers by whipping up some simple three ingredient lavender shortbread.

14 thoughts on “Seasonal Baking with Kids: Lavender Shortbread

  1. I saw the pic of these earlier and was desperate to see how you made them – I can’t believe it’s such a simple recipe! That’s my Sunday bake sorted!!! #BloggerClubUK

      1. Haha, that’s always my first point of call! Check the list, if it looks too long I ignore it!!xx

  2. I love shortbread, it’s my favourite! I’ve never made it – I had no idea how easy it is. I’m totally going to try your recipe, I’ll pin it for this weekend. The girls are gorgeous with the lavender. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK

  3. Baking with only a few ingredients is a great idea. This way children can be involved and it creates lovely moments and special memories. x

  4. Yum, I love lavender shortbread. It looks lovely!
    I’ve just bought a lavender plant for my garden, so perhaps I’ll be able to make some next summer 🙂

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