Posted by: karascrumbs | November 9, 2011

Lavender Cookies

I recently received my order of almond flour, so I was finally able to bake a batch of cookies.

When I was a child, my mother always grew lavender in the yard.  We used it for many various things: such as potpourri and cookies.  I never knew you could eat lavender until my mom decided to bake with it one day.  I thought lavender cookies sounded weird. After eating my first cookie, though, I was hooked.  Since then I have been craving those surprisingly yummy cookies.  She stopped growing lavender at one point, so it has been a very long time since I have had those cookies.  This spring I got a craving for those cookies, but was disappointed because I didn’t think I would ever be able to have them again given my diet limitations.

Well, this past weekend while my family was out, we happened upon a natural market that had dried lavender.  So I bought a bag, destined to find a recipe that I could use; or I was just going to wing it.  Luckily, when I did a google search, I surprisingly found a few different recipes that I could work with.  So today I made a small batch of lavender cookies.  They hit the spot!  They are delicious and fully satisfied my longing for a lavender cookie.

Lavender Cookies
adapted from Elana’s Pantry recipe

1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. dried lavender
1/4 cup olive oil
3 T. water*
1/16 tsp. stevia powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add the wet ingredients and stir well.
Drop dough onto prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 7-10min.   Makes about a dozen cookies.

*I added water since I substituted stevia for the agave.

Dry ingredients.

All ingredients stirred together.

Ready to go into the oven.

The finished product.

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Responses

  1. Interesting recipe! Love that it’s DF as well as GF! Great presentation of the finished product, too 🙂

  2. I guess I had better plan on growing some lavender next year.


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