Lavender Cookies Recipe
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Lavender Cookies Recipe

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"I am a wedding and event planner," writes field editor Glenna Tooman of Boise, Idaho. "One of my brides served these unusual bookies at her reception, and I had to have the recipe. You can guess what her wedding color was!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons dried lavender flowers
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 54 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, lavender, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Editor's Note: Look for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn’t been treated with chemicals.
Originally published as Lavender Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p7

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cside28 User ID: 7627576 217166
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"I followed this recipe using rosescott advice of using one egg and one egg white. And because some of the other review's I only used 2 teaspoons of lavender. These cookie's are wonderful, but next time I will use the full amount of lavender called for. I bought Hoosier

Hill Farm Lavender from Amazon and it is really good, clean culinary lavender."

rosescott User ID: 7879825 170319
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"I followed this recipe exactly, except I always just use one egg and one egg white. a tip from Cook's illustrated. They were perfect, soft, chewy and full of lavender flavour but not to much. I used a full tablespoon of lavender as I didn't have a tsp measuring. Always rotate your cookie pans half way through too to ensure even cooking. Great recipe and will make again!"

babyowl53 User ID: 7192496 165536
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"Sorry is called culinary Lavender. I wrote eatable rather than edible or culinary."

babyowl53 User ID: 7192496 167290
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"One absolutely needs to use eatable lavender. You cannot use just any kind. I learned this a long time ago. Perhaps that is why the cookies taste like soap."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 68238
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"I really enjoyed the taste of these cookies.

I tasted lavender cookies in England. I believe it was shortbread ones though. Toh has a recipe for these too. They don't taste soapy, but if you use lavender as I do then that is what comes to mind. Try them!"

MuffinMazing User ID: 6064140 152510
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"How is this supposed to make 84 cookies? I got maybe 1 1/2 dozen out of it? Those are some SMALL cookies! But they were really good!"

autumvaught User ID: 2059000 68198
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"I agree with some of the other reviews that the lavender is strong and that you either love it or you don't. I happen to really love it! If you want the flavor to be more subtle add half the amount. This are a delightfully refreshing cookie. A great way to bring in the spring season. I will definately make it again and I might even try another persons tip of adding sugar or lemon icing! If you enjoy this lavender recipe, you might also enjoy TOH's Almond Lavender cake! YUM!"

iceus2 User ID: 4907275 152509
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"These cookies are great! I buy "little sky" lavender sugar and use it in the recipe and add a lemon icing. This is one of my favorite recipes!"

jordansm User ID: 5814770 165116
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"My family found the lavender taste too strong, and called them soapy tasting as well. I guess you either like lavender taste or not. We were not fans."

TillyK80 User ID: 837119 165942
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"I love how these cookies turned out. I dipped a glass bottom in sugar and punched the cookies out. Very tasty and something different."

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