Lavender cookies are a special and unique treat. Buttery, sugar cookies infused with a delicate lavender flavor, prefect for a bridal shower or a girl’s lunch. Best of all, they only require 6 ingredients!
I have to share with you one of my most unique desserts to make this time of year – Lavender Cookies.
I don’t know about you but lavender has never been one of my go-to ingredients for cookies. But this all changed when I was putting on a bridal shower for one of my friends. I wanted to create something different and unique for the party that was delicious and elegant, too.
As I was looking for inspiration I went outside to weed my flower beds, and noticed my lavender bush was in full bloom. The aroma was intoxicating and I wondered if I could use that flavor in a cookie.
And let me tell you – it WORKED!
What Makes These Cookies So Good?
- Classically simple, tender and delicate cookies
- Only 6 ingredients in the cookies
- Uses dried or fresh lavender blossoms
- Cookies made in less than 30 minutes – start to finish
- Unique flavor sure to impress all that eat them
- Perfect for special occasions
These cookies are unbelievably tasty and their texture is just perfect. They are tender and chewy but most importantly, they taste amazing with delicious subtle bursts of floral lavender. With only 6 ingredients, this cookie recipe is just about perfect!
What Do You Need to Make These Cookies?
My favorite part of these cookies is how easy they are to make! You only need six ingredients.
How Do You Make Lavender Cookies?
These are so simple to make and come out perfect every time!
In a food processor mix the turbinado sugar and the lavender blossoms until the lavender is finely ground.
In a bowl cream the butter and the turbinado sugar.
Add the vanilla and salt. Mix in the flour and knead until you have a thick dough.
Form small balls of the dough with the help of the palms of your hands and lightly press them down. Place in the cookie sheet and take to the oven.
Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges. Take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes before eating.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Turbinado Sugar?
Turbinado sugar is also commonly referred to as raw sugar. It comes from the first pressing of sugar cane and keeps more of the plant’s flavor and natural molasses forming crystals that are coarser, darker and less-processed. It has a slightly rich, molasses flavor.
Can I Use Another Sugar in Place Of It?
The turbinado sugar adds a great texture and flavor to the cookie so I wouldn’t recommend using a substitute. But in a pinch you could use the same amount of light brown sugar in the place of turbinado sugar. Brown sugar is more refined and has a slightly higher molasses content so it may change the cookie’s taste.
Can You Eat Lavender?
Yes! It has become a popular ingredient in cakes and baked goods. I use a culinary grade lavender. The lavender adds a fragrant aroma to your recipes. If this is your first time cooking with lavender, remember that a little goes a long way!
Where Do You Find Dried Lavender?
I find my dried lavender on Amazon. You can also find dried lavender in most organic grocery stores, farmer’s markets and spice shops. The key words to look for when buying lavender are “culinary grade”, “organic” or “for baking” to ensure the right product.
If you are using lavender from the garden and drying it yourself, make sure that it hasn’t been treated with chemicals.
This recipe can also use fresh lavender, although it might not process down as fine when fresh.
When Do You Serve Lavender Cookies?
This lavender cookies recipe was perfect for a bridal shower but they are a great dessert idea for a fun brunch, a baby shower or a girl’s night!
You can even make them and eat them all yourself, but keep in mind that they also make an AMAZING gift. Buy a pretty little box or use a clear bag and they would be the perfect present for a special teacher at the end of the school year.
Here are More Favorite Cookie Recipes!
- The Master Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – My tried-and-true BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe!
- Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies – These chewy ginger molasses cookies are seriously so soft, delicious and one of my easiest recipes.
- Sweet & Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe – The easiest sugar and best cookie recipe you will ever make!
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies – A soft & chewy pumpkin snickerdoodle, filled with creamy pumpkin cream cheese icing.
- Chocolate Jumbles – a vintage recipe full of chocolately nutty goodness in a soft, tender cookie.
If you’re looking for a cookie that is a unique but still super yummy, DEFINITELY give these lavender cookies a try. If you want more recipes like this, check out all of my delicious recipes on Pinterest!
Easy Sugar Lavender Cookies
- ½ cup turbinado sugar
- 2 tbsp dried lavender blossoms
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a cookie sheet and set aside.
- In a food processor mix the turbinado sugar and the lavender blossoms until the lavender is finely ground.
- In a bowl cream the butter and the turbinado sugar. Add in the vanilla and salt. Mix in the flour and knead until you have a thick dough.
- Form small balls of the dough with the help of the palms of your hands and lightly press them down. Place on the cookie sheet and take to the oven.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges.
- Take out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes.
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