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Deliciously Buttery Lemon Lavender Cookies

side view of a stack of lemon lavender cookies with one being held with a hand, it has a drizzle on it.
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These buttery lemon lavender cookies are deliciously crumbly and addictive. The extra tasty add-on of the lemon icing drizzled on them brings it to the next level. Make these shortbread cookies with only 4 ingredients plus the aroma of the lemon zest and the dried lavender. This Spring recipe is perfect to make for Mother’s Day, an edible gift or to add to your cookie jar.

If you loved my French Madeleines with rose water, you will love the floral note on these cookies. Also, if my crumbly and buttery almond shortbread cookies are now on your favourite recipe list, you have to give a try to this one!

I love travelling with my senses, you should know that of me by now!

What Do You Need For This Recipe?

I love recipes involving few ingredients but above all few dishes.

Utensils needed:

a big bowl
a hand mixer or a whisk
a baking sheet
a silicone mat – such a great investment to reduce parchment paper use!
a rolling pin
a cookie-cutter – I wanted big cookies so I used my 3-inch cookie cutter.

Ingredients:

Soft unsalted butter – I used salted butter as I love this salty touch with shortbread!
Granulated sugar
Culinary lavender
One lemon for the zest and lemon juice
All purpose flour
Icing sugar

Tip: if you don’t have soft butter, grate it with a cheese grater!

How To Make Lemon Lavender Cookies From Scratch?

First things first, gather your ingredients, all 4 of them plus the extra flavours!
– Grab your hand mixer and cream together the butter with the sugar.
– Next, you can add some lemon zest and edible culinary lavender.
– Lastly, add the all purpose flour and work your dough until it holds together.

You now have your shortbread ready! How quick was that? Refrigerate the dough, put away the ingredients, and preheat oven to 400F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

For the final step, roll down the dough and using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut the cookies and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until it is slightly golden.

Tip: Use 2 chopsticks on each side of your dough before rolling it. You will get an even thickness of dough for your cookies!

Lastly, this is an optional step but you would miss out if you don’t do it… While you allow your cookies to cool at room temperature, prepare the lemon glaze.

Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small ramekin. Whisk until smooth. Now drizzle on your lavender lemon cookies and sprinkle with lavender.

Baking FAQ For The Lemon lavender Shortbread Cookies

How to store your lemon and lavender cookies? And how long?

Your cookies should cool completely before being stored in an air-tight container for 3 to 5 days.

What do lavender cookies taste like?

Lavender tastes like an aromatic herb, a little bit earthy and woody. You have to try it for yourself, it is deliciously different.

What can you do with leftover lavender?

There are so many things you can do, here are a few ideas:
– Lavender tea
– Flavour your crème brulée with a lavender infusion
– Flavoured sugar with lavender

More Recipes With Flavours From Flowers

French madeleines with rose water
Sweet bread with Orange blossom
Blueberry Lavender Soda
Chive Blossom Vinegar

side view of a stack of lemon lavender cookies with one being held with a hand, it has a drizzle on it.
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5 from 9 votes

Deliciously Buttery Lemon Lavender Cookies

These buttery lemon lavender cookies are deliciously crumbly and addictive. The extra tasty add-on of the lemon icing drizzled on them brings it to the next level. Make these shortbread cookies with only 4 ingredients plus the aroma of the lemon zest and the dried lavender. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
1 hr
Total Time1 hr 18 mins
Course: cookies, Snack
Cuisine: european, French
Keyword: butter, cookies, lavender, lemon honey, shorbread
Servings: 9 cookies
Author: Mélanie

Equipment

  • Hand-mixer or whisk
  • Baking sheet
  • Silicone mat
  • Rolling pin

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter soft
  • 1 tsp lavender chopped if you wish
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 and 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a bowl, cream together the sugar and butter using your hand-mixer or whisk.
  • Next, you can add the lemon zest and lavender.
  • Lastly, add the flour and work your dough until it holds together.
  • Cool in the fridge for an hour.
  • Preheat the over at 400F and prepare a baking sheet with a silicone mat or pachment paper.
  • Using a rolling pin and a slightly flour dusted surface, roll down your dough.
  • Using a 3 inch cookie cutter (or 2-inch and you'll get 12), cut the cookies and place them on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until it is slightly golden.
  • In a ramekin, combine icing sugar and lemon juice in a small ramekin. Whisk until smooth.
  • Now drizzle on your lavender lemon cookies and sprinkle with lavender.

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Sharon
    May 4, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    5 stars
    These cookies have such a unique combination of flavors in them. Perfect for tea parties and wedding showers.

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      May 4, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      This is a combination made in heaven Sharon! Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    May 7, 2021 at 11:39 am

    5 stars
    Beautiful cookies. They look so elegant and delicious. It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I’m going to make them. Can’t wait to surprise my mom. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Kate
    May 7, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    5 stars
    Your photos look sooo great. Who can resist those cookies? I will definitely try them very soon. Many thanks for sharing this.

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      May 8, 2021 at 4:01 pm

      Thank you so much Kate! There are indeed irresistible!

  • Reply
    Farrukh Aziz
    May 7, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    5 stars
    These cookies would be great for a teatime snack, and since I love butter cookies, it’s even better! I love the add-on of the lemon icing, which adds the extra taste to the cookies!

  • Reply
    Linda
    May 8, 2021 at 12:29 am

    5 stars
    These cookies have all my favorite combinations! Buttery, lemony, with a touch of lavender. Can’t wait to start baking soon

  • Reply
    Tamara Andersen
    May 9, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    5 stars
    I love cooking with lavender, and rarely come across a recipe that uses it… These buttery lemon lavender cookies look addictively dangerous, and I can’t wait to try them!

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      May 9, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      Addictive is the perfect word, you can’t eat just one! :)

  • Reply
    Amanda Dixon
    May 9, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    5 stars
    These cookies were wonderful! They were so buttery as promised, and the lemon and lavender flavor was lovely for spring.

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      May 9, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them Amanda! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Beth
    May 9, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    5 stars
    I love this gorgeous post! We have just planted two lavender bushes and hope for wonderful lavender to bake with soon. That icing sugar-lemon drizzle sounds absolutely perfect on these light cookies.

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      May 9, 2021 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much Beth! We have lavender in the garden too and it smells heavenly!

  • Reply
    Tania
    May 10, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    5 stars
    These cookies look absolutely AMAZING!
    I love that you added lavender. I bet this are dangerously delicious. I’m definitely going to have to make a double batch, because I know I’ll want to hoard most of these to myself!

    • Reply
      Mélanie
      May 11, 2021 at 9:31 am

      A double batch is actually the best idea!

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