Soft and Chewy Lemon Lavender Cookies



Be warned–these won’t last long in the cookie jar! Tender and soft, buttery and fragrant. Cake-style cookies remind us of tea time and shared times with friends and family–gatherings that are leisurely and special. We added dried lavender buds to bo…

h the cookie and the glaze. They add a floral dimension that complements the lemony glaze. (NOTE: be sure to buy culinary-grade dried lavender buds that haven’t been sprayed. Look for them online, at local spice shops, or at your local farmers’ market.) Uses KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and Sifter + Scale Attachment.

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter (removed from refrigerator 30 min ahead, diced)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 large egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon culinary dried lavender buds
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (zest of 2 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon culinary dried lavender buds
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    1. Special Equipment: KitchenAid® Stand Mixer; KitchenAid® Sifter + Scale Attachment; Two large rimmed baking sheets; parchment paper; large pastry piping bag; round plain pastry tip (1/2-in/12-mm)
    2. Position one oven rack in the center of the oven and a second rack in the lower third. Preheat the oven to 350ºF/180ºC/gas 4. Line the rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
    3. Place the 1 cup butter in the bowl of your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer fitted with the flat beater. Attach the KitchenAid® Sifter + Scale Attachment to your mixer, and have the ingredient valve in the closed position. Weigh the sugar (7 pz), baking powder (0.28 oz), and salt (0.13 oz) in the ingredient hopper, taring the scale between ingredients. Turn the mixer to low speed, open the ingredient valve, and sift the sugar mixture into the mixing bowl. Cream the butter mixture until the sugar is incorporated, about 1 minute. Turn the mixer to medium, and beat until creamy, about 4 minutes. Stop the mixer.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium5% DV120mg
    Fat12% DV8g
    Protein2% DV1g
    Carbs9% DV27g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories180Calories from Fat70
    Total Fat8g12%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat70
    Total Carbohydrate27g9%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C2%

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