Taste of Spring: Lavender Sugar Cookies

Last summer, I made lavender sugar to give as gifts for Christmas and attached this recipe to each jar.   This is a simple cookie to make.  

For the first day of spring, I thought it was an appropriate recipe.

Lavender Sugar Cookies
Adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook

1/2 c. lavender sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. light olive oil
2 large farm fresh eggs
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 t. fine sea salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar
4 c. flour
sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Whisk together sugars in a medium mixing bowl.  Place sugars in the bowl of  a stand mixer equipped with the paddle attachment.  While mixer is running, add oil, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar until combined.  Slowly add flour until a stiff dough forms.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Using a small ice cream scoop, place balls of dough about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. 

An ice cream scoop is great for drop cookies like this.

Flatten each cookie slightly with the bottom of a glass.   Sprinkle sanding sugar on cookies and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Remove to racks to cool.

This would make a great cookie for Easter baskets.  (It reminds me a lot of my Aunt’s sugar cookies. )


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