Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies

  honey lavender shortbread cookies

Honey lavender is one of our favorite combinations. The sweetness of the honey paired with the subtle floral flavor of lavender makes for a very unique & delicious pairing. Mix that in with a buttery cookie & well, prepare to be blown away. These Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies are unlike anything we’ve ever had before. While they make about 20 admittedly they serve about 1… They just that good.

honey lavender cookies

A great part about these cookies is they’re egg-free. They also only use a handful of ingredients, most of which are pantry staples, which makes them a perfect last minute treat to make. When cooking or baking with lavender you must make sure you’re using culinary grade. We’ve rounded up a few places you can get such an item (& they’re relatively affordable!): here, here, & here.

lavender honey shortbread cookies recipe

5.0 from 4 reviews
Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups + 1 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tsp dried lavender
  1. In large mixing bowl combine butter, sugar, salt, flour, & honey. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed while moving it in a circular motion until dough consistency.
  2. Gently fold in lavender. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls & flatten with hands. Place cookies 2 inches apart on parchment paper & bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Serve & enjoy!
large mixing bowl
electric mixer
parchment paper
baking sheet

honey lavender shortbread cookies recipe

lavender honey shortbread cookies


  1. BENITA says

    These cookies are to die for! I just made them. Mine spread quite a lot and don’t look as pretty as yours. Can you send any hints please 🙂 Thank you1!!

    • Caitlin says

      So happy you loved them, Benita! Perhaps put them back in the freezer for an additional 30 minutes after you roll/flatten them into individual cookies before you bake them? Let me know if that works! xo

  2. Sam says

    These were amazing! I accidently made them too small and ended up with a bunch of little cookies but they were still great! And you can snack on some of the dough because they have no eggs. A very easy and delicious recipe. Perfect for my cottagecore sapphic aesthetic 🙂

  3. Taissa says

    These are my “signature” cookies now. I am making them all the time. Perfect summer treat with lemonade. I keep a roll of dough in the freezer ready to bake!