Cookies & Snacks/ Desserts

When you need a break, take a bite of Provence with a lavender shortbread cookie!

I know I wish it was that easy…  But there are flavors, smells that just bring back somewhere with somebody.  For me, it is parsley, it sends me back in my childhood when I would go on my vacation at  my grandparents.  When a little wind would blow, I could smell the parsley from my bedroom window.   It seems like nothing at the moment, but now, it just reminds me of a my dear Papy and Mamie and that big house in the vineyards.

There is also lavender.  Specially since I live here, in Canada.  It makes me travel back to the South of France, where I am from.  I am on vacation for a few seconds… In fairness, let me bring you along with me and give you a little taste of ”Je-ne-sais-quoi”….


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Do you see yourself walking around in those little French streets yet?

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Alright, back in the kitchen…  Gather a few ingredients and you’ll travel some more!

Lavender cookie

Lavender cookie

I hope you had a pleasant flight and thank you for choosing Bon Appét’Eat Airlines! Hehe!

Inspired from a recipe in Perfect Baking:

Lavender shortbread cookies

Portions: 12 cookies


  • - 50g of sugar
  • - 100g of soft butter
  • - 1 tsp of chopped lavender
  • - 150g of flour


  1. - In a bowl, mix the sugar and the lavender.  Add the butter and stir until it becomes a little fluffy.
  2. - Add the flour gradually, stir until well mixed.  The dough holds together.
  3. - Roll the dough and make some shapes of your choice.  I choose to make thin cookies (of about 2millimeters) but you can make them thicker.  Re-knead and re-roll the dough until finished.
  4. - Bake in a warm oven at 300F for 7-8 minutes or longer if thicker, the cookie should be a little golden.
  5. - Allow to cool down if you can wait...


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    February 17, 2014 at 7:38 am

    This is so good , can’t wait to make them….. Thanks Mary-Anne

    Mary-Anne Talbot 416-953-1903 416-489-3434

    On Feb 17, 2014, at 7:26 AM, “”Bon Appét’Eat”” wrote: bonappeteatdotca posted: “I know I wish it was that easy… But there are flavors, smells that just bring back somewhere with somebody. For me, it is parsley, it sends me back in my childhood when I would go on my vacation at my grandparents. When a little wind would blow, I c”

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    A year in Périgord
    February 17, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Lavender, eh? What a great idea! I’ll definitely try this.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    February 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I agree that scents can transport us and bring us back memories. I’d love a shortbread cookie and an actual trip to Provence! :)

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    February 19, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I love how the scent of something particular can bring about memories from the past. It is so special to be randomly reminded of a pleasant memory
    These cookies sound quite lovely!

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