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Lavender Cookies

I am a wedding and event planner and one of my brides served these unusual cookies at her reception, so I had to have this lavender butter cookies recipe. You can guess what her wedding color was! —Glenna Tooman, Boise, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, lavender, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Because shortening melts at a higher temperature than butter, it’s useful for baking cookies that you want to have a nice uniform shape.
  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
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  • Editor's Note
    Look for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn't been treated with chemicals.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 54 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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