Lemon Lavender Cookies {Letter L}

L cookie

Lemon and Lavender are two of my favorite things!! and when Jack’s kindergarten class needed a “L” Snack I thought this would be a delish cookie to share. It is insane it is soooooo GOOD!! The original recipe came from a LDS cookie contest but as always I have to tinker with every recipe I try and I added the lavender, added extra vanilla and lemon it is so FRESH and YUMMY!!!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies 
   lemon cookie

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh lavender* 
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Slowly add dry ingredients until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Put powdered sugar onto a large plate. Use a small melon baller to make cookie balls and roll them in the powered sugar. Place on silpat baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

* Lavender is amazing, I love the delicate look, the aroma. I melt! I am lucky enough to get oodles of I from a dear friend who transplanted from her herb garden in Napa! I think that might just be secret of why these cookies are soooo good!
ENJOY!!
Love ya. Mean it. Mama Bird

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