Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon lavender flowers
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- confectioners' sugar
- rose water
- 3 -5 drops red food coloring, to make icing pink
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Put eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, and lavender into blender and run on low until well mixed.
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.
- Add other ingredients and stir until well blended.
- Drop dough a teaspoon at a time onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake until lightly browned for 8 minutes.
- Blend enough rosewater, red food coloring into the confectioners' sugar to make a smooth frosting.
- Ice the cookies and let them set until frosting is firm.
These are addictive! I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of lavender, I liked a little more of the flavor and I too used flowers instead of leaves. Just a hint, I found the lavender in the Hispanic grocery store near me in the aisle with the spices in small bags for less than $1!!
I changed this up a bit- I used laveder flower petals as opposed to leaves. I also skipped the frosting, instead I refrigerated the dough and chilled it for an hour or so. When firm I rolled out walnut sized balls of dough and then rolled them in lavender colored sugar (kinda like a gingersnap or snicker-doodle). Also these baked best on my pizza stone- but that could be due to my oven. Yes, a soothing cookie, but also understated and elegant. Everyone I give them to is enchanted by their unique flavor as well as their tender/crispy texture. Truly a one of a kind recipe.
Very light and airy cookie. I used a melon baller to measure the size of the cookie, rolled into balls and placed on parchment on a cookie sheet. I put the cookie sheet into the freezer for about 20 minutes before baking (a trick I use for scones to keep the cookies a bit more moist) and ended up baking for 12-14 minutes. I live in Denver so I'm at altitude and things take a bit longer to bake. I made a glaze of lavender sugar (1 cup sugar put in blender with 1-2 tbsp lavender) that is mixed with just enough water to be a paste. I personally liked the cookies without any glaze but the lavender glaze makes the cookies a bit prettier and a lavender color. I halved the recipe and got about 25 small cookies. Very elegant cookie!