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lavender & lemon cookies

My sister, her friend & I made these cookies this weekend:
let's get a close up...

We LOVED them, my fiance did not.  They taste more like lavender than lemon, just a heads up. This recipe is from Giada {love her} and is easy and quick {I promise}. What wasn't easy and quick? Locating almond flour.  I'm now certain only a few health food stores carry it. I finally found it in bulk {which was great because you only need 1/2 cup} at Rainbow Grocery.  

Anyway, if you like lavender & lemon...this is a delicious recipe! 

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup almond flour
2 tablespoons arrowroot
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon dried lavender
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, chilled
1 large lemon, zested
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, pulse together the flours, arrowroot, sugar, lavender, salt and baking soda.

Add the butter and lemon zest. Pulse until the mixture forms a coarse meal. Add the honey and lemon juice. Pulse until the mixture forms a soft dough. Form the dough into 1-inch round balls and press into discs, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/4-inch thick. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until light brown around the edges, 9 to 11 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely, about 15 minutes.



  1. Hmm - the aroma is so lovely- I cannot wait to bake these when my kitchen is all done.

  2. Yum! Thanks for sharing - I'll have to try this out!

  3. I can practically smell them through the screen.... is there anything better than the smell of lavendar?

  4. Yum, I bet them smell amazing! I'm going to have to try this one.

  5. Can't wait to try these . . . I bet they would be wonderful with a lemon ice cream . . .

  6. thanks for sharing, i must make these now.

    xo Leslie

  7. Try Trader Joe's. I use their ground almond meal whenever almond flour is called for (I have never seen almond flour).

  8. oh my gosh these look amazing to me!!! adding to the "must try" list!


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