Ever since I had the lavender ice cream at Sweet Republic, I am absolutely smitten with anything lavender. So, when I found a bag of lavender last time I was in Sedona, I snatched it up with high hopes of a multitude of baked goods. The first on my list were some lavender cookies for Mother’s Day. My Mom loves lavender, so I thought it would be the perfect treat. This recipe is really easy, and the lemon glaze compliments the fragrant lavender perfectly.
Lavender Cookies with Lemon Glaze
Makes about 15 cookies
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (or 5/8 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp dried lavender buds, coarsely chopped
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Add the vanilla, lavender and flour. Form two balls with the mixture and wrap each separately in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Take out one ball of dough at a time and roll it out (I use chop sticks to measure the thickness- put your dough between 2 chop sticks and roll out until your rolling pin is rolling on top of the chop sticks). Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes, I used flowers for mothers day, and place on a greased baking sheet. Dust with colored sugar (if desired) and bake for about 9 minutes. Let cool before glazing.
*For the cookie dough, I adapted this recipe.
Lemon Glaze Ingredients
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tbsp water
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners sugar
Mix all ingredients together. If it is not thick enough, you can add extra sugar. Spoon onto cookies and chill.
I also sprinkled a few lavender buds on the top of each cookie. This recipe is perfect for any event, but is also easy enough to make for no reason at all- just to enjoy some sweet lavender.
Dry Lavender Soda
If you are as much of a lavender fanatic as I am, you would also love this soda that I just tried. The brand that makes it is called Dry, and they have created a line of sodas with only four all natural ingredients each- the important ones. With flavors like wild lime, rhubarb, and cucumber, you’re sure to find an interesting flavor that suits you!
These sodas are such a treat, and they’re all around 45-70 calories each! In addition, Dry sources as many ingredients from local areas as they can, and they give back to their communities. Their labels have even been recognized for their design! When it comes to wines, I usually lean towards ones that include tasting notes, so I think it is really cool that Dry has incorporated not only tasting notes but also paring ideas with their sodas. It makes me want to try all of them…
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