Lemon Lavender Cookies

April 27, 2020Lauren

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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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! 

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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

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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! 

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What You Need To Make Lemon Lavender Cookies:

  • 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

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and lemon extract.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, lemon zest, and culinary lavender.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until it comes together as a ball of dough.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  7. 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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Other Baked Goods To Try Lavender In:

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

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Tips

  • 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.

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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!

 

Yield: 24 cookies

Lemon Lavender Cookies

Lemon Lavender Cookies

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! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

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. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and lemon extract.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, lemon zest, and culinary lavender.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until it comes together as a ball of dough.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  7. 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.

 

Did you make this recipe?

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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