Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies

Yield: 2 ½ Dozen 2” cookies

2 Cups All Purpose Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

3/4 Teaspoon Lavender Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pink Peppercorns

3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature

1 Large Egg

1 Cup Organic Cane Sugar

1 Tablespoons Lemon Zest

1 Teaspoon Almond Extract

1/4 Cup Toasted Sliced Almonds (optional)

The unpredictable flavor of these cookies makes them a great complement for afternoon coffee or tea. We use them frequently for dessert alongside a dish of vanilla ice cream topped with fresh berry sauce. The lavender in the cookie brightens the flavors and makes something extraordinary out of an otherwise simple dish.  

 

 

Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk together with a fork. Add lavender buds and stir lightly to combine with the dry ingredient mixture.

 

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add lemon zest and almond extract to the mixture; stir to combine. Slowly add dry mixture, stirring to combine with a wooden spoon. Add almonds, if using, and continue to stir until a dough has formed. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to chill for 30-60 minutes.

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Form dough into 1" balls and place 2” apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 13 minutes until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool slightly before removing them from the baking sheet and placing them on a rack to cool completely.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Lavender
Sea Salt
Our Lavender Sea Salt
is a perfect pairing of French
Grey salt and lavender buds. It adds a simple sophistication to poultry, game, vegetables, and salads. And for a little extra flare, add a pinch to your cookies, ice cream, cakes, and caramel, too.
Lavender Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Pink Peppercorns
While they have a fresh,
peppery flavor, pink
peppercorns are not pepper.
They are the fruit of a Brazilian tree that is part of the cashew/mango family. Their sweet, mild flavor works well in delicate sauces, as well as in seafood and poultry dishes. Crush with a mortar and pestle. 
Pink Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen
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If you're like us and love ending a meal with special cookies, why not try some of our cookie recipes, like our recipe for
 
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