Lemon Lavender Cookies

I love cookies! Something about eating a cookie makes me feel like a kid again. One of my favorite cookies to eat as a kid was sugar cookies, with little grains of sugar on top YUM! As a “grown-up” my tastes are a little more refined. I decided to put a twist on the sugar cookie by adding some fresh lemon zest and culinary lavender. These Lemon Lavender Cookies are a refreshing, grown-up twist on the standard sugar cookie. It’s a lovely combination of fresh flavors I know you’ll love!

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This recipe was inspired and adapted from When Harry Met Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 Organic Lemons (Zest and Juice see below)
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon Zest
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Dried Culinary Lavender
  • 3/4 Cup Organic Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Sticks COLD Butter (Cut into small cubes)
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tsp. Organic Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. Turbinado Sugar (optional)

 

Tools Needed:

  • Food Processor 
  • Zester or Grater
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet

Visual Directions:

Prepare Lemon:

  • Using grater, zest lemons into a small bowl
  • Squeeze juice out of 2-3 lemons into separate small bowl, enough for 3 Tbsp
Lemon Lavender Cookies

Zest Lemon

Prepare Lemon Juice:

  • Add egg yolk and vanilla to 3 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice, whisk until blended (set aside)

Prepare Dry Ingredients:

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and sea salt (set aside)

Prepare Butter:

  • Cut butter into small cubes (place back into refrigerator until ready to use)

In Food Processor:

  • Add Sugar, Lemon Zest and Lavender

Lemon Lavender Cookies

  • Process until sugar mixture looks like damp sand (about 30 seconds)
  • Slowly add flour mixture to damp sugar (using 1 second pulses until combined)
  • Add COLD butter cubes to sugar/flour mixture and pulse 15 more times (1 second pulses) until it resembles cornmeal
  • With food processor running, slowly add lemon juice mixture
  • Continue processing until a dough ball forms

Prepare Dough:

  • Turn dough ball onto lightly floured cutting board
  • Roll dough into a cylinder about 12″ long

Chill Dough:

  • Wrap dough cylinder in plastic wrap and freeze for 45 minutes or refrigerate for 2 hours or more before baking

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Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Prepare Cookies:

  • Line Baking sheet with parchment paper (this is important!)
  • Once dough is chilled, use a sharp knife to cut thin slices (about 3/8″)
  • Place cookies about 1″ apart on parchment lined cookie sheet

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  • Place cookies about 1″ apart on parchment lined cookie sheet
  • Sprinkle with Turbinado Sugar (optional)

Bake

  • Bake @375 for 15 minutes until cookies are lightly golden around the edges
  • ENJOY!

Lemon Lavender Cookies

Here’s an awesome picture to pin, so you’ll always be able to come back to the recipe!

Lemon Lavender Cookies
 

Below is the recipe in an easy to print format:

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

Author: Nicole

Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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14 Comments

    • They really are delicious. I made these cookies for my office a few years ago and my co-workers begged me to make them on special occasions. 🙂

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    • They are really good and addictive! I had many friends begging me to make them. You should certainly give them a try! 🙂

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  1. These look delicate and delicious! What an interesting and fresh twist on the sugar cookie. I’m a huge fan of citrus… Thanks for posting. Just pinned 🙂

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    • Thanks so much!They are certainly addictive. Thanks for sharing on Pinterest too!

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  2. Wow so glad to have found your site from Say hey, good lookin’ ~ What ya got cookin’ ? I would love to make these cookies! thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    • Hi Gracie! I’m happy you found me too. I’m heading to your site now. 🙂

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  3. These sound so good!! My mom would love them b/c she is a huge fan of lemon! Thanks so much for linking up your posts at the MaMade Blog Hop! I hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂

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    • Hi Michelle. I’m happy you liked the recipe. You should make them for your Mom! Thanks for hosting the Blog Hop. 🙂

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  4. how much baking powder? not in ingredients list.

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    • Oh my goodness! It’s 1 tsp. I’ll update the recipe now. Thank you for pointing that out!

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