These Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies will make an excellent addition to your holiday celebration.
Hello, my friends. I hope you’re doing fine, and certainly, I hope you spent your Christmas splendidly. We have had a lovely cozy extended weekend with most of the time staying home and some fun time outside. By the way, this year we had a truly White Christmas which meant some shoveling too :)
It’s a little sad to return to the real life as today is the last day of the Christmas holidays. However, it’s going to be a super short week which makes the life more bearable. But please, if you are those lucky people whose holidays last until January the 1st, don’t tell me, okay?
Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies
Anyway, the Christmas holidays might be almost over, but who says we the holiday spirit should be too?
I have been a very good blogger this season managed to embrace some of the most common Christmas flavors such as gingerbread, eggnog, and peppermint. But you know what? Clearly, one flavor is missing. Lavender! Well, perhaps, it is not the most ubiquitous one, but it does on this blog. 2015. 2016. This time I am sharing these Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies with you. You may argue about lavender being a Christmas flavor, but you cannot argue about snickerdoodles being the seasonal treat!
So have some of these Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies, y friends. And just to be clear, I have not done with the holidays yet. There will be one more festive post, so stay tuned!
- 2 and 2/3 cups pastry flour
- 1,5 tsp. baking powder (or the combination of 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoon of cream of tartar)
- a pinch of salt
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter, soften
- 1 cup granulate sugar
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender
- Spiced Sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (preferably coarse one)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. dried lavender
- Preheat oven to about 170 degrees C (370 F). Line baking sheets with parchment.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer at high medium speed until light in color, about 3 minutes.
- Beat the eggs and vanilla. Continue beating at low speed.
- Gradually add the flour mixture, beating the dough until smooth. Grind 1/2 tsp of lavender with you fingers (or in a mortar) and stir in the dough.
- To make the spiced sugar, grind 1 tsp. of dried lavender (using the food processor or mortar) then combine it in a small bowl with sugar and cinnamon. Using a tablespoon, scoop out some dough and roll into walnut size balls.
- Toss the balls in the spiced sugar to coat. Place them on the prepared sheets, 2-3 cm apart. Slightly flatten the cookies.
- Bake the cookies for around 8-12 minutes or until the edges are set, crisp, and lightly browned, but the centers are still a bit soft.
- Remove from the oven and baking sheets and let completely cool.