Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies

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!

 

Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to about 170 degrees C (370 F). Line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer at high medium speed until light in color, about 3 minutes.
  4. Beat the eggs and vanilla. Continue beating at low speed.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Toss the balls in the spiced sugar to coat. Place them on the prepared sheets, 2-3 cm apart. Slightly flatten the cookies.
  8. 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.
  9. Remove from the oven and baking sheets and let completely cool.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

havocinthekitchen.com

http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/lavender-cinnamon-snickerdoodle-cookies/

8 thoughts on “Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies

  1. We didn’t have a white Christmas this year and I missed it! Somehow didn’t feel the same… I even like to shovel – work off some of that indulgent food. ;)

    I love the floral aspect of these Snickerdoodles – perfect combination with the warmth of cinnamon!

  2. We had a white Christmas here, too, Ben…and like you, I spent the afternoon snow-blowing and then shoveling. Umph. But that’s ok as it really was quite pretty! Now I’m thinking that these cookies are close to perfect…except for the lavender! Ok, ok. As part of my 2018 resolutions, maybe I’ll break down and try these lavender cookies. I mean snickerdoodles are one of my all-time favorites, so I think we’re on a good start there! I hope you had a wonderful New Year, and cheers to 2018, my friend!

  3. Hooray, Ben! It wouldn’t be Christmas on your blog without some lavender :) Snickerdoodles are such a classic cookie – I bet that little bit of lavender would be SO good with the cinnamon!!
    Are you experiencing the freezing cold like we are in the West!? I hope you stay cozy and warm!!

  4. Ahhh Ben, I am so sad your Christmas holidays ended so quickly! But yay – you had snow! And yay for keeping the celebrating going with these delightful Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies! I was worried you were going to end the year without your trademark lavender making an experience in any of the amazing Christmas recipes you shared – but you didn’t disappoint! Hoping you and yours have a Happy Happy New Year!!

  5. Ahhh Ben, I am so sad your Christmas holidays ended so quickly! But yay – you had snow! And yay for keeping the celebrating going with these delightful Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies! I was worried you were going to end the year without your trademark lavender making an experience in any of the amazing Christmas recipes you shared – but you didn’t disappoint! Hoping you and yours have a Happy Happy New Year!

  6. I’m jealous you had a white Christmas! I’ve never had one but I fully intend to some day. Even if it means I’ll have to shovel snow :). These cookies sound just AMAZING! I love all the creative ways you find to use lavender. Have a happy, happy new year my friend!

  7. Ah, I’m jealous that you had a proper White Christmas Ben. We had snow, but it only happened in the early hours of 26th December so I don’t think that counts does it? I’m back into work today and tomorrow but off again until 3rd January after tomorrow (I know you didn’t really want to know that – sorry!) because for us people in Scotland it’ll soon be Hogmanay and time for a HUGE party. With Whisky! Ha ha! Love your Lavender Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookies, hope you have some left for your New Year’s Party! Have a good
    one when it comes and I’m looking forward to seeing all your recipes in 2018!

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