Lemon Lavender Cookies

These simple Lemon Lavender Cookies are perfect for Mother’s Day, bridal showers, birthdays, or just a special Spring treat. These cuties are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! 

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Lemon Lavender Cookies

With Mother’s Day only a few weeks away, I’ve been making my usual plans to bake for the special ladies in my life. I’ve been on a lemon lavender kick after falling in love with Yankee Candle’s Lemon Lavender fragrance (seriously, SO good!) and was inspired to create a quick and easy Lemon Lavender Cookie recipe that I could come back to time and time again. After many taste tests, wink wink, I am thinking that these are a must for Mother’s Day! 

Let’s make some!

 

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But first, I know what you’re wondering…

What Kind of Lavender Do You Use For Baking? 

Although most varieties of lavender can be used in cookies, some varieties do tend to work best. In this cookie recipe we use culinary lavender buds which have a sweet floral flavoring. They also contain notes of citrus making for a perfect choice when cooking or baking. I find mine at some of my favorite shops like Terrain or World Market

 

Ways to Use Culinary Lavender in Cookies

Culinary lavender can be used in several different ways. For these Lemon Lavender Cookies, I mixed the lavender buds directly into the cookie dough. If you prefer, you could lightly grind the lavender buds with a mortar and pestle making them powder-like. I also love using the buds are garnish! 

 

lemon lavender glazed cookies on white marble counter

 

What You Need To Make Lemon Lavender Cookies

To make these cookies, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card below for detailed amounts and instructions!

  • Unsalted butter – The butter of choice for most baking. 
  • Sugar – Of course!
  • Salt – Just a pinch. 
  • Vanilla and Lemon extract – Vanilla is a given for a cookie recipe, but the extra bit of lemon gives this cookie the perfect Spring touch. 
  • Flour – All purpose flour is great for this recipe. My favorites are King Arthur and White Lilly, but any will do!
  • Lemon Zest – Gives such a good pop to our dough, but be sure to save a bit for a pretty garnish. 
  • Culinary Lavender Buds – This is my current favorite for baking!

 

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How To Make Lemon Lavender Cookies

To make these cookies, simply:

  1. Make the batter – In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and lemon extract. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, lemon zest, and culinary lavender. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until it comes together as a ball of dough.
  2. Roll and cut – Roll out dough on a floured surface until 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake – Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  4. Make the glaze – Once cookies have cooled, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spoon over cookies and spread until fully covered. Let set before serving.

 

lemon lavender glazed cookies on white marble counter

 

Other Baked Goods To Try Lavender In:

  • Quick breads
  • Cakes
  • Muffins
  • Lemon Bars
  • Scones
  • Pancakes

 

lemon lavender glazed cookies on white marble counter

 

How To Make The Best Lemon Lavender Cookies

  • Don’t over bake your cookies. You want to remove your cookies from the oven as soon as the edges are golden brown. The middle should remain a softer color. 
  • When cutting your cookies into shapes, dip the cookie cutter into a bowl of flour for the perfect cut.
  • If you have trouble with your cookies keeping their shape when baking, pop your baking sheet with the cut cookies into the freezer for about 10 minutes before baking. 
  • Garnish your cookies with lemon zest and lavender buds before serving.

 

lemon lavender glazed cookies on white marble counter

A special thank you to Yankee Candle for making this post possible! I could not be more thrilled to be considered a Yankee Candle Ambassador for 2020! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that make Going For Grace possible!

 

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lemon lavender glazed cookies on white marble counter

Lemon Lavender Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These simple Lemon Lavender Cookies are perfect for Mother's Day, bridal showers, birthdays, or just a special little Spring treat to bring a smile to someone's face! 

Ingredients

  • COOKIES:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon culinary lavender
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Make the batter - In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and lemon extract. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, lemon zest, and culinary lavender. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until it comes together as a ball of dough.
  2. Roll and cut - Roll out dough on a floured surface until 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake - Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  4. Make the glaze - Once cookies have cooled, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spoon over cookies and spread until fully covered. Let set before serving.

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I can’t wait to hear what you think of these Lemon Lavender Cookies! When you make them, be sure to leave an amazing review in the comments below or tag #goingforgrace on social!

 

 

 

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I'm Lauren, creator here at GFG. My husband Michael and I live in Tennessee. I'm into classic style, British baking shows, and pretty finds. My motto is dress like Kate, work like Reese, and entertain like Martha!

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  1. 1.7.21
    monika said:

    This is a charming cookie! Delicate and delicious. I made these for a special girl’s 16th birthday. Thanks for the recipe!

    • 1.7.21
      Lauren said:

      Hi Monika! Awe I am so happy you loved them. The perfect cookie for a girl’s 16th birthday 🙂