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Lavender & Lemon Icebox Cookies

Lavender and lemon just work together, like peanut butter and jelly. They are the dynamic duo of spring! Together they create this elegant flavor that has your taste buds bursting for more. These lavender lemon icebox cookies are perfect for afternoon tea parties or to enjoy with some coffee! They also make great treats to giveaway during the spring and summer to friends and family.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Refrigerate 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon food-grade dried lavender
  • 1 cup salted butter, cut into pats and chilled 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup culinary grade lavender flowers, for garnish optional

Instructions
 

The Cookies

  • In a food processor, pulse together the flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon zest, and lavender until well blended. Add butter over the mixture and pulse until the mixture resemnles wet sand.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and extracts. Drizzle over the dough and pulse only until large clumps of dough form.
  • Pour the dough onto a work surgface and cut in half. Form each piece into a log that is boat 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and twist the ends closed to smooth the surgace of the logs.
  • Refrigerate until the dough is chilled completely. This will take at least 4 hours, I keep mine in the refrigerator overnight.
  • When ready to bake cookies, preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Use a sharp knife, cut each log into 18 rounds. Each about 1/2 inch thick. Rotate the logs a quarter-turn between cuts to keep the logs round. Arrange the cookies at least 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes or until firm and golden on edges.

The Lemon Glaze

  • Whisk together the lemon juice, vanilla and confectionser's sugar in a bowl, until smooth.
  • Dip the top of the cooled cookies into the glaze and return them to teh rack. Sprinkle a small princh of lavender flower leaves over the cookies. Repeat until all cookies are glazed.
  • Let the glaze set before serving or storing in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
Keyword Dessert, Easy Dessert, Easy Valentine's Day Dessert, Spring Recipes