LEMON LAVENDER COOKIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 36
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TBSP lemon zest
  • 2 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried lavender
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 TBSP) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into little cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • (These are delicate little things and you don’t want them to stick!)
  • In a food processor, pulse together the sugar, lemon zest and lavender until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk t ogether the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add this to the sugar mix in your processor and pulse again until combined.
  • Scatter the butter on top of this mix and pulse some more, until the mix is the texture of corn meal.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg yolk, lemon juice and vanilla.
  • And while the machine is running, slowly stream the liquid in.
  • Continue to process until the dough forms a ball.
  • Remove, roll into a cylinder and wrap tightly in saran.
  • Either freeze for 45 minutes or chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before using.
  • When ready to bake, slice the cookies and place them on parchment lined pans.
  • At the last minute, I decided that I wanted to use a cookie cutter to give them some definition.
  • And the diameter of my roll of dough was slightly smaller than the cookie cutter I wanted to use.
  • So I very lightly floured my work surface and rolling pin and gently pressed them out a bit before pressing out my shapes.
  • Bake until very lightly golden on the edges about 10 minutes.

Notes

I bid on some lemon lavender cookies on an online bake sale and won! But I never got the cookies! Eager to try lavender in food....I decided to bite the bullet and make them myself. I LOVED working with this delicate, pretty and aromatic herb! MY cookies were fabulous!

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