Lavender Cookies

Lavender Cookies

As summer comes to a close, that doesn’t mean extra family time has to come to an end! My boys & I made these fun & tasty lavender shortbread cookies! A great way to get us all in the kitchen and to learn about and try a new food.  An added bonus, your kitchen will smell wonderful! We used the recipe from Joy The Baker, here.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Sweet Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies Recipe, Dessert Recipe, Lavender Cookie Recipe, Shortbread Cookies, Snack Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp dried lavender blossoms
  • 1 tbsp + ½ cup raw or granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp  salt
  • 1 egg beaten (for egg wash)
  • extra sugar for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour and salt together. Set aside.
  • In a small spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind 1 tbsp lavender and 1 tbsp sugar.
  • In another bowl, that can be used with electric mixer with paddle attachment, add butter, ground lavender mixture, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar.  Cream ingredients on medium speed until slightly more pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.  It’s okay if there are still some sugar bits at this point.  Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.  The dough will have a crumbly texture, but will come together as you continue mixing.
  • Dump dough mixture out onto a clean surface and form into a ball with your hands.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Line cookies sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Divide refrigerated dough into quarters. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.  Use a 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut cookies, or a pizza cutter to slice into squares.  Use a fork to prick the cookies.
  • Brush the cookies very lightly with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.  Make sure your oven is preheated to 350 degrees F and refrigerate cookies while oven preheats.
  • Place racks in the center and upper third of the oven.  When oven is preheated, bake cookies for 8-11 minutes, until just browned on the edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheet for about 10 minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!



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