Get your whisk ready, we’re baking lavender cookies! The cookies taste light, buttery and a have subtle lavender aroma. We rolled the cookies colored sugar for a pretty and simple finish. Using floral aromas in baking creates interesting flavor profiles and we discuss a few variations. These cookies also make a wonderful gift and we craft a lovely sleeve box to package them. You can download the printable box for free at the end of this post.
Want more scrumptious cookie and biscuit recipes? Of course you do! Click on the links below for sweet and crumbly goodness:
- Meringue Kiss
- Oreo Nutella Bites
- Bad Bat Biscuits
- Lemon Shortbread Stars
- Homemade Cookie Butter
- Raspberry Chocolate Whoopie Pies
The English Lavender series
This recipe is part of our English Lavender series. Have a look at the links below to for more lavender inspired projects:
- Forgiveness is the smell that lavender gives – Printable quote
- Beautiful lavender wreath
- Lavender tea, DIY tea bags and printable tea box
- 240 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 115 g (1/2 cup / 1 stick) butter, softened
- 80 g (2/3 cup) powdered (confectioner’s/icing) sugar
- 115 g (1/2 cup) caster sugar (Granulated sugar works fine as well.)
- violet gel paste food coloring
- Crush the lavender. Crush the dried lavender in a mortar into smaller bits. If using fresh lavender, carefully wash the florets and chop them on a cutting board.
- Cream sugar & butter. In a large mixing bowl, cream the powdered (icing/confectioner’s) sugar and butter until pale and fluffy, for about two minutes. We used a whisk but you can do this step with an electric mixer as well.
- Add flour & lavender. Sift the flour and salt into the bowl. Add the lavender and whisk until crumbly. Add two tablespoons of ice-cold water and knead until just combined. The dough should be soft but not sticky. If the dough seems too sticky, add 1 tbsp flour add a time until it just starts to come together.
- Chill the dough. Roll the dough into a log. The log should have a diameter of 5 cm (2 in). Wrap in cling film and put it into the freezer for an hour.
- Color the sugar. While the cookie dough is freezing, fill the caster sugar into a ziplock bag and add a 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon violet gel paste food coloring. Shake the bag until the sugar is evenly tinted and no lumps of food coloring are showing.
- Preheat the oven. Line two baking tray with and preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F/ gas mark 3).
- Coat the dough. Sprinkle the colored sugar over the log and roll until the dough is completely coated. Brush the log with a little egg white if the sugar doesn’t stick.
- Cut slices. Using a sharp knife, slice thin rounds of the log and place them on the baking tray, spacing the cookies 5 cm (2 in) apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Watch the cookies closely while baking so they don’t over bake. After 10 minutes, the cookies might still seem soft but will set after cooling for a little while.
Craft the printable sleeve box
Print the printable on DIN A4 or US letter size cardstock or photo paper and cut out the different elements along the grey lines. Put glue on all the flaps that say “Glue”. To make the sleeve box, adhere the bottom to the top. For the sleeve, glue together the two parts. Now your treat box is ready to be filled with lavender cookies!
Free Printable Cookie Box
Click on the button to download your free printable sleeve box so you can gift give the lavender cookies in style!