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Lavender Cookies


  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x

Description

Looking for a fragrant twist on your treats? These lavender cookies are slightly sweet, oh-so-buttery, and bursting with floral notes.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons dried lavender
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream together shortening, butter, and sugar on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, and beat to combine thoroughly after each addition.
  3. With the mixer still on, add vanilla and almond extracts and beat to combine.
  4. In a separate large bowl, stir together flour, lavender, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the dry mixture a little at a time to the wet mixture. Beat until the batter is thoroughly just combined. Do not overmix..
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto two greased baking sheets, or sheet pans lined with parchment paper or Silpat mats.
  6. Bake until the tops are lightly golden, about 10-12 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on the trays before transferring to wire racks. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: lavender, cookie