Lavender Mini-Cookies Recipe

Today’s recipe is a favorite – it has Lavender in it and we ‘heart’ lavender ^_^

Lavender Flower

This cookie recipe uses fresh lavender herbs (leaves & flowers), however if you can get dried lavender leaves and flowers as well, you can use them.

Make sure you use half of the stated ingredients below since dry lavender has a stronger flavor. Hope you love it, we sure did.
Lavender mini cookies
* All- Purpose Flour      – 1 1/2 cup
* Butter or Margarine  – 3/4 cup
* Lavender herbs-fresh  – 2 Tablespoons (Use leaves & flowers too if you have them)
* Sugar                         – 3/4 cup (+ 1/4 cup) – for coating
1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius or a medium heat. Grease and flour a baking or cookie sheet and set aside.
2. If you have fresh lavender leaves and flowers (if your lavender bush has flowered, they add a nice color to the cookies), wash and chop them up.

Fresh Lavender leaves

3.Measure 2 Tablespoons of the leaves and set aside.

Measure the leaves

4. Measure the margarine in a large bowl, then pour the leaves in the bowl. Cream the two ingredients for at least two minutes. This helps incorporate the lavender flavor better into the margarine.

Cream margarine and lavender leaves

5. Add the sugar and cream for another 5 minutes or until the mixture looks white.

Creamed mixture with leaves

6. Add the flour and fold in with a spatula or with your hands (it’s easier with your hands). Knead the dough until it’s the right cookie dough texture.

Add flour to creamed mixture
Knead with your hands
Make sure it’s good cookie dough

7. Divide your cookie dough into two parts and roll each into a log. At this point; for better results; you can wrap the logs in cling wrap and place them in the fridge to stiffen for about an hour (If you choose to use this method, preheat your oven when you remove the cookie logs from the fridge to work on them).

Cookie dough divided into two
Shape them into logs

8. If you don’t have enough time, you can still use the logs without refrigeration, just know that the shapes will not be perfect (but they still taste great! ^_^) Pour the 1/4 cup of sugar on a tray and place the logs on the sugar. Roll them around to coat the surface with the sugar.

Pour the sugar for coating
Roll the logs on the sugar to coat surfaces

9. Place the logs each on the surface and cut circular shapes. Each log should yield about 15 pieces each. Place them on the baking sheet.

Cut the log into circular shapes
Place the cookies on the baking sheet

10. Place the sheet in the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 15 to 25 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the sheet for about 5 minutes. Using a spatula, remove them from the pan onto a cooling rack or tray to cool them completely.

Baked Lavender cookies

11. You can serve these cookies when warm or completely cooled. They’re good with any beverage, but especially milk.


Delish cookies and milk!

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Published by Maureen Kamari

Amari Baking Center offers baking classes to those who want to learn how to bake. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School. We use original Cookswell charcoal ovens to bake and train our students due to their efficiency, effectiveness and economy. They are the best option for anyone starting a small baking business on a budget.

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