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On the ninth day of Yuletide, immerse yourself in the delicate allure of Lavender Shortbread—a treat that transcends the ordinary, bringing a sense of calm and serenity to your festive celebration. This enchanting recipe combines the aromatic essence of lavender with the buttery richness of shortbread, creating a delightful indulgence that captures the magic of the season. In this article, we’ll guide you through the ingredients, instructions, preparation and cook time, delve into the magical properties associated with Yuletide, and craft a spell to infuse your December 28th gathering with tranquility and joy.
Spell for Tranquility and Joy
As you create and savor the Lavender Shortbread, infuse it with intentions of tranquility and joy. While enjoying a bite, speak a spell like:
“In lavender’s embrace, serenity flows,
In each shortbread crumb, Yuletide joy glows.
Butter’s warmth, a comforting embrace,
Tranquility and joy, filling this space.”
May the Lavender Shortbread bring serenity and joy to your December 28th celebration, allowing the magic of Yuletide to unfold in peaceful moments.
- Lavender: Brings tranquility, clarity, and peace.
- Butter: Symbolizes comfort, unity, and richness.
- Flour: Represents grounding and stability.
- Sugar: Adds sweetness and joy to the magical mix.
- Salt: Purifies and balances energies.
Recipe – Lavender Shortbread
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds culinary grade
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Lavender sugar for dusting mix sugar with a pinch of dried lavender, optional
- Prepare Ingredients: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream Butter and Sugar: In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add Dry Ingredients: Sift in the flour and add the dried lavender buds and salt. Mix until just combined.
- Shape the Shortbread: Gather the dough into a ball and roll it out on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to shape the shortbread.
- Bake: Place the shaped shortbread on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
- Cool and Dust: Allow the shortbread to cool on a wire rack. Dust with lavender sugar if desired.
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