If you love lavender, you’ll definitely want to make these cookies. They are light and decadent, the recipe very easy to make, and they taste great too. They’ll have everyone who tries them coming back for more!
These homemade lavender cookies have a rich yet delicate sweetness and subtle floral notes.
With only 6 ingredients, it’s simple to whip up a batch, and the flavor will keep you coming back for more.
This is a great recipe to have on hand when you need a treat, and they’re quick to make in a pinch.
Below I’ll show you how to make delicious lavender cookies in just a few simple steps.
Homemade Lavender Cookies
Lavender cookies may sound like a strange combination to some, but there are several reasons why this recipe works.
- Decadent taste and texture
- Unique flavor
- Prep time is only 10 minutes
- Perfect treat for kids and adults alike
- Great to give as a gift or serve at a gathering
- Very simple to make
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What Do Lavender Cookies Taste Like?
These lavender cookies are rich, with a subtle sweetness, and a floral hint that makes them taste the best.
They’re delicate and delicious with the perfect amount of crumble, so they will melt in your mouth.
The base is a simple shortbread style dough, which is nice and light. It works with either fresh or dried buds.
I also added a bit of natural oils to enhance the flavor, without being overpowering. Then I dusted them with powdered sugar as a finishing touch.
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Lavender Cookie Ingredients
This homemade lavender cookie recipe requires only six simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand.
- Butter – The butter provides richness, tenderness, and structure to this recipe. You can use either salted or unsalted, depending on your preference.
- Powdered sugar – Also called confectioners’ sugar, this adds sweetness and absorbs the moisture from some of the other ingredients, resulting in a nice base that holds everything together. It also plays a part in creating the delicate end result once baked.
- Vanilla extract – Adding vanilla extract helps enhance the richness of the recipe.
- Flour – All-purpose flour is what brings the lavender cookies into their fullness, and makes them hold their shape.
- Lavender buds – You can use fresh or dried lavender flower buds for this cookie recipe, either will work. Since they tend to shrink during the drying process, there will be more buds in the same unit of measure than if you used fresh. So, to get the same intensity, you’ll need to add slightly more fresh buds than dried.
- Natural lavender flavor (optional) – The flowers have a strong taste and texture, so you have to be careful that you don’t add too many. This natural flavor enhances the floral notes and aroma, without being too overpowering. It is important to use it very sparingly though.
Tools & Equipment Needed
If you love baking, then you’ll definitely already have everything you need on hand. Take a few minutes to gather all of your tools and equipment ahead of time, here’s what you’ll need.
- Stand mixer (or you can use a hand mixer)
- Spatula scraper
- Rolling pin
- Plastic wrap
- Measuring cups & spoons
- Cooling rack
- 2″ round cookie cutter or small canning ring
- Cookie duster or fine colander
Tips For Making Lavender Cookies
Here are a few baking tips and hacks that will help you have the best possible lavender cookies.
- Add the buds at the end of mixing – Make sure to add the lavender flowers after mixing all the other cookie ingredients together. This will help preserve the integrity of the buds for a better visual appearance.
- Shape prior to chilling the dough – Roll out the dough before putting it into the fridge to set. Doing this makes it easier to cut the dough, and helps to create nice, clean cut edges.
- Less is more – When you make this cookie recipe, err on using less lavender buds at first. It is a unique flavor, and adding too much can overpower the delicate blend, or even alter the texture.
- Make the dough in advance – You can store it bundled tight in plastic wrap for about 5-7 days in the refrigerator, or you can freeze it for up to a month.
- Let the dough soften up at room temperature – When you get ready to use your dough, allow it to warm back up to room temperature so that it does not crack when you cut it.
- Have fun – Try experimenting with various shapes, sizes, and decorations. You could add a glaze or frosting on top instead of powdered sugar. Or press sugar crystals or extra lavender buds on top while they’re still warm if you really want to get fancy.
If you love lavender, you will adore this yummy cookie recipe. It has the best flavor and texture, and will melt in your mouth. Just be careful, because they’re delectable and addicting, so you might want to eat them all.
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