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Lavender Cookies Recipe

Lavender Cookies Recipe

"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 YIELD:84 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 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


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, lavender, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 7 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 46 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Lavender Cookies

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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."

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

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

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."

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!"

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!"

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!"

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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"I tried this recipe and found the amount of lavender too heavy. They were soapy tasting. I will try again with a smaller amount of lavender."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2009

"These are beautiful, old fashioned feeling " lady come to call" cookies. I get so many requests for this recipe!"

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