These Simple Sourdough Lavender Shortbread Cookies are buttery and have a nice floral flavor. Simplicity is wonderful and there is nothing like hot tea and a shortbread cookie.
Simple Sourdough Lavender Shortbread Cookies Video
Why Sourdough Lavender Shortbread Cookies?
Sourdough is fermentation of grains and a healthy and nutritious way to get good probiotics. During the fermentation of the dough, it will become sour releasing gas to create breads to rise and sweet treats to create a distinct flavor.
Baking sweet treats and breads using sourdough help with the digestion of the grain. If you find that you cannot tolerate gluten, sourdough maybe something to look into!
Before there was jars of yeast our ancestors create sourdough that they took care of by feeding it each night to ensure in the morning they could bake bread and many sweet treats.
Why is Sourdough Great?
There are many reasons why baking with sourdough is beneficial. First Sourdough is great because it can last a lifetime just by adding water and flour to create a leven agent.
Sourdough is awesome because it adds vitamin B to the grains and is easy to digest.
Baking with Sourdough provide a distinct, delicious flavors to your baked goods.
The vinegar that is release while the sourdough is fermenting prevent baked goods from spoiling and will last long than using store bought yeast.
Tips On Baking Simple Sourdough Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Cookies are a family favorite here at Riggs Creek Farmhouse. Cookies are super easy to make because they have many choices in their preparation such as dropped, molded, rolled or pressed.
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mate if you do not want to use cooking spray.
I like to use my cookie sheets for several cookie batches, to cool my cookie sheet I run cold water over it before preparing the next batch.
Never over mix your cookie dough, once the ingredients are incorporated you are ready to bake.
Many cookie recipes can be made with a substitution of flour such as wheat or gluten free.
When baking cookies a few things you want to keep in mind to be successful. You should bake your cookies with a good cookie sheet. Your cookie sheet should be shiny and bright.
I love a good stainless steel cookie sheet when baking my cookies.
For pretty brown cookies place cookie sheet on the center oven rack. Turn cookie sheet ninety degrees halfway through baking. Check cookies at your minimum baking time; check if color is not achieved bake additional to create a golden-brown color on the bottom of cookie.
Immediately remove simple sourdough lavender shortbread cookies with a spatula from the sheet onto a wire rack.
Store your sourdough lavender shortbread cookies in a tightly covered container. You can place a piece of bread or apple in container to keep the cookies softer longer.
If you choose to freezer your sourdough cookies, they can be store up to ten months in a sealed container. Layer cookies with wax or parchment paper, label and freeze. Only freeze cookies that have completely cooled from the oven. Thaw cookies completely uncover for thirty minutes.
Benefits of Using Lavender in Sourdough Shortbread Cookies
Benefits of Lavender in baking is because of its beautiful floral fragrance.
Lavender is very relaxing and calming, and I use it not only baking but, in skincare and healthcare. Flowers of the lavender can help ease stiff joints and arthritis pain.
Lavender clears the air and the mind with it gorgeous scent.
Using lavender will keep the mind calm and the heart happy while providing a tranquil environment.
Baking with lavender contains antioxidants and is immune boosting.
Gives a different sweet, light taste in a cookie that is memorable.
Tools Needed to Make Sourdough Lavender Shortbread Cookies
After many years of baking and a drawers filled with tools, you really one need certain piece equipment that are good quality and to create amazing, sweet treats.
Measuring Spoons in baking is one thing I have learned; it MEASURES everything such as baking soda. It is nice to have 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 teaspoon and 1/2, 1 tablespoon as well.
Measuring Cups arer a must and a variety of size such as 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 cup are essential.
Silicone Oven Mitts are amazing, and I feel give the best protection from heat.
Spatula to mix and get every morsel combine while mixing and into the baking pan. Have a spatula that is flexible. Use a spatula for mixing, scraping and stirring ingredients.
Mixing Bowl that are not plastic makes baking amazing. Glass, ceramic, or stainless steel is great when baking because the bowls do not leach or retain past flavors.
Electric Stand-Up Mixer or even a handheld one makes making sourdough discard cookies a great tool to save time and the overuse of using your hands and wrist.
Rolling Pin should be wooden but, many homes have a marble one and swear by it.
Simple Sourdough Lavender Shortbread Cookies Recipe
A cup of tea and a simple sourdough lavender shortbread cookie is a nice treat.
- 2 teaspoons of dried lavender
- 3 cups of organic all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of organic sugar
- 3 sticks of grass fed butter
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of sourdough discard
- Parchment Paper
- Saran Wrap
Simple Sourdough Lavender Shortbread Cookies Directions
- Grind your lavender using a mortar and pestle to create a powder.
- In your stand-up mixer or by hand mix grass fed butter and sugar.
- Next, add your lavender and vanilla extract.
- Slowly add a half cup at a time all-purpose flour to you butter mixture.
- Add your half cup of sourdough discard and mix until everything is incorporated.
- Now lightly flour a surface and roll out your shortbread dough to half inch thickens with a rolling pin. Cut desire shapes and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Cover sourdough lavender shortbread cookies with saran wrap and place in a refrigerator for at least one hour.
- Preheat your over to 350 degrees, bake lavender shortbread cookies for twenty minutes until golden brown on the center rack of the oven. Halfway through baking turn your simple sourdough lavender cookies clockwise to ensure an even bake.
- Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
- Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
Store Lavender Shortbread Cookies for up to five days in an airtight container.