Day 284: Lavender Earl Grey Cookies

I haven't made a treat with lavender since summer so today I knew I had to make something with my bag of culinary grade dried lavender.

These lavender Earl Grey cookies are very elegant and full of flavor from the lavender. Lavender is usually edible, but it's better to get culinary grade dried lavender from the store.

Trust me, buying culinary grade dried lavender is definitely worth it! You can use it for so many different recipes!

I have to admit that Earl Grey tea is not my favorite. Yet, the flavor of the Earl Grey glaze brings out the lavender so well. For my Earl Grey, you can either cut up a teabag, and skip the grinding step, or grind up Earl Grey tea leaves with a mortar and pestle.

These unique lavender Earl Grey shortbread cookies are fun to make and so tasty. Finish each cookie off with a sprinkle of culinary grade dried lavender!

|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 3 hours|Serves: 30 cookies|

RECIPE:


INGREDIENTS:

Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened

  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons culinary grade dried lavender

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Glaze:

  • 2 teaspoon Earl Grey tea leaves

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

STEPS:

  1. With an electric mixer cream your butter, sugar, and lavender. Add egg and milk. Continue mixing for two minutes and fold in the flour and baking powder. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for one hour.

  2. Roll your cookie dough on a floured surface until 1" thick. Cut with a cookie cutter and place all your cookies on a baking sheet. Chill in the fridge for another 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place your chilled cookies (make sure they are on a baking sheet!) in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

  4. With a mortar and pestle grind your earl grey leaves until they are like a powder. Add them to a bowl with the powdered sugar and milk. Stir to combine, the glaze will be thick. Dip your cooled cookies into the glaze and sprinkle culinary grade dried lavender to finish.

Enjoy!


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


Adapted: kellyneil.com

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