Lavender-Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies


Creamy lemon curd and floral lavender are the perfect match in these tender treats!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
24 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup lemon curd

  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar in a bowl. Mix in egg yolks, lavender, vanilla, and almond extract until combined.

  3. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to butter mixture and mix to combine.

  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Use your thumb (or another utensil, like the bottom of a shot glass) to make indentations in the center of each cookie. Add enough lemon curd to completely fill each indentation. Place baking sheets in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Remove baking sheets from refrigerator and lightly drizzle each cookie with honey.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies begin to turn golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for several minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Cook's Note:

Use culinary grade lavender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
8g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 22mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love