Lavender Lemon Drop Cookies

Submitted by Liz Novak on Mon, 12/21/2015 - 21:40

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Lavender adds a hint of evergreen and pepper to a rich cookie dipped in sweet lemon glaze.

Lavender Lemon Drop Cookies

Lavender Lemon Drop Cookies

Cape Cod Lavender Farm

Lavender Lemon Drop Cookies

Lavender Lemon Drop Cookies

The aroma of these cookies baking is like walking into a daydream. Not only do you get a soothing bouquet, you get to eat a tasty treat in it!

My trip to the Cape Cod Lavender Farm was just as wonderful. Even in the winter, the wind basically blows the fragrance the poppy fields at the end of the yellow brick road. No detail was forgotten in reaching maximum adorability at this place. There was a tiny faerie castle made of tourets, lavendar hanging from the ceilings of the small wooden farm house, and an exceptionally friendly owner who helped me learn how much lavender to use when baking.

Cape Cod Lavender Farm

Cape Cod Lavender Farm

Cape Cod Lavender Farm

Cape Cod Lavender Farm

Cape Cod Lavender Farm

For the Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons lavender buds
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 350F. Blend the dry ingredients with the lavender in a food processor for a couple minutes until thoroughly combined. Whisk remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add a bit of the dry mix to the bowl at a time, mixing continuously until all is incorporated. Roll into balls of about 1-inch diameter and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Bake for about 12 minutes. Cool on a drying rack.

For the Glaze

  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lavender buds

Blend the juice and sugar together until smooth. Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze. Sprinkle a couple lavender buds onto each cookie. Be sure not to overdo the lavender here; a little goes a long way.

Lavender Lemon Drop Cookies

Lavender Lemon Drop Cookies

Lavender Lemon Drop Cookies

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