Buttery, crisp, and crumbly, these cookies are infused with the fragrance of lavender, and then drizzled with melted white chocolate.
This month’s subscription features a fan-favourite flavour - lavender. This pastel purple flower when used in bakes, adds a delicate, fragrant flavour. The cookies are then given a white chocolate drizzle to sweeten things up, and a sprinkle of lavender flowers.
In addition, these cookies are incredibly easy to whip up too - a must-keep recipe for when you need to make a huge batch for your family and friends.
First, to make the cookie dough, lavender is rubbed into granulated sugar to infuse it with its delicate scent. This is an important step as it helps make the lavender scent more prominent in your baked goods.
Next, softened butter, shortening and lavender sugar are beaten till light and fluffy - you may use a whisk, hand mixer or stand mixer for this step!
Add an egg in, and then fold in the dry ingredients. There you go - your finished cookie dough ready for baking!
For these cookies, our chef used both butter and shortening. The butter gives the cookies a creamy, rich flavour while shortening helps maintain the shape of the cookies and makes it crumbly.
As butter has a lower melting point than shortening. This means that the cookies will melt faster in the oven, and spread more. Hence, the shortening helps prevent overly thin cookies which hold their shape and rise.
After your cookies have baked, take them out of the oven to cool completely. Melt your white chocolate and go wild decorating them! A piping bag has been included if you wanna pipe the white chocolate on your cookie tops. Be careful not to cut off too much of the tip, otherwise it’ll be hard to control the white chocolate during decorating.
Don’t forget to check out the tips on your recipe card our chef has specially added for you guys!
Watch the tutorial video here (remember to change to HD quality):
Love white chocolate? Check out September's kit, featuring caramelised white chocolate and dried cranberry scones - super simple to whip up, we bet you'll want to bake them again.