Tea time with Lemon Lavender Shortbread

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1/3 cup super fine sugar

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups butter, slightly softened

1 tsp. lemon zest

1/2 tsp dried lavender

1/4 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups flour

Sanding sugar to sprinkle on tops

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In a bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter , sugar, lavender and lemon zest until lavender buds are bruised and sugar smells of lavender.

Beat the butter and sugar until well combined. Fold in the flour and salt being careful not to overwork the dough.

On a lightly floured surface , roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a lightly floured cutter, cut out shortbread and place on parchment lined sheet. Sprinkle sanding sugar on the tops of the shortbread.

Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until a light golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the baking sheet.

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