Delightful little cookies that add a wonderful atmosphere to any afternoon tea. They have a delicate lavender flavor that is not overpowering at all! My first batch of these cookies disappeared before it had a chance to cool!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat the egg, and blend into the butter and sugar. Mix in the lavender flowers and the flour. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.

  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden. Remove cookies to cooling racks, and sprinkle with decorative sugar and additional lavender flowers if desired.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 40.9mg 14% DV; sodium 74.6mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
When I read the first review I couldn't understand how someone could think this is a bad recipe. I think it is a matter of taste. This is not your conventional cookie recipe. Not many people bake with lavender. I used 1 heaping tbs dried lavender instead of fresh and it was perfect. The cookies have a wonderful flavor. I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Thank you for posting it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/17/2006
I am an experienced cook (over 50 years) but this recipe was not good. They were too dry and flour-tasting. Since I had to make them for my Garden Club presentation I made them three times with changes. The third time the cookies were great with my changes: 2 tablespoons dried lavender instead of the 1 tablespoon fresh flowers and I increased the egg to two and the sugar to 2/3 cup instead of the 1/2 cup. It made 40 cookies. I got lots of compliments on the cookies with my revisions. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 1 stars
05/17/2006
I am an experienced cook (over 50 years) but this recipe was not good. They were too dry and flour-tasting. Since I had to make them for my Garden Club presentation I made them three times with changes. The third time the cookies were great with my changes: 2 tablespoons dried lavender instead of the 1 tablespoon fresh flowers and I increased the egg to two and the sugar to 2/3 cup instead of the 1/2 cup. It made 40 cookies. I got lots of compliments on the cookies with my revisions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
When I read the first review I couldn't understand how someone could think this is a bad recipe. I think it is a matter of taste. This is not your conventional cookie recipe. Not many people bake with lavender. I used 1 heaping tbs dried lavender instead of fresh and it was perfect. The cookies have a wonderful flavor. I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Thank you for posting it! Read More
(86)
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2007
The lavender one uses really will make a difference in these cookies. I went to my local organic grocer and they were fantastic. I rolled the dough into small balls and then flattened them on the cookie sheet using my palm then sprinkled purple sugar on top before baking. Nothing will stick to them after baking. They were delicate light and complex-flavored. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2007
This recipe is wonderful it is sweet floral and light and feathery. I used a pinch less than 1 Tbs of flowers and used only colored sugar on top. ( I sprinkled the sugar before entering the oven to make sure it adheres to the cookie) in the recipe i noticed too it was a little dry even for a shortbread recipe i added 1 tsp vanilla to mellow out the lavender as well as to compliment the lovely scent of the flower. Next time I am going to use vanilla scented sugar ontop the cookies. You can make your own vanilla sugar by placing a vanilla bean in a gallon size bag or canister of sugar let set for a week or two and use in your recipes accordingly. Over all this was an absolutely delicious recipe even my 5 year old son loved them as well as my picky husband. it's a must try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
My friends and I absolutely love this recipe! It's savory sweet and delicious. Perfect with milk or tea. I grow my own lavender which doesn't flower so I substitute finely chopped leaves with equally delicious results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2005
This was a great recipe simple and just what I was looking for ever since I had lavender cookies at the Farmer's Market in Davis CA. I used Earth Balance instead of butter since I don't eat dairy and the Earth Balance added some salt. The flavor was delicious. I think the lavender you use makes a big difference. I used a handful of fresh buds and blooms from the Lavender Lady I have growing in my garden. It was not medicinal at all! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2003
I think the recipe was good but had a little too much lavender in it. It almost tasted medicinal. Lavender is a strong herb and is best used sparingly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2003
The cookies were extremely easy to make and taste wonderful they're light and fluffy for a cookie too. Every one in my family loved them but they don't keep well and quickly lose they're great flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2011
I did what the other gal mentioned: use 2 tbsp dried lavendar instead of 1 tbsp fresh I did not use any xtra lavender or sugar for decoration as I found it strong enough already and I used 2/3 c sugar instead of 1/2 c. Mine were not doughy at all full of flavour crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Thank u 4 this delightful tea cookie recipe!:) Read More
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