Lavender Crescent Cookies

Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com

If you’re reading this post on December, 4, you might be chewing a cookie with a glass of milk. If not, you should stop reading this post immediately and go to the kitchen to grab some. Why? Because it’s a National Cookie Day!

Sure, you should come back then because you won’t miss these Lavender Crescent Cookies.


Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com
The good thing about December is that it’s totally okay to make and eat some cookies and not to be embarrassed about that fact. Besides, you’ve got to do that cause you’re kind of preparing to a Santa’s visit. Santa comes just once in a year, so there’s no room for a mistake.

Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com

The cookies you’re going to leave him, have to be impeccable! You won’t disappoint Santa, right? It’s just a very bad idea to start the new year off with such a mistake. I mean, being on the list of naughty people already in January, that’s a huge No no no!

Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com

I’m not sure Lavender Crescent Cookies are the favorite Santa’s cookies, though. He might be a slightly old-fashioned dude preferring the classic flavors. But you still might be interested in making these. Besides, Ben is almost as good as Santa (maybe just without the raindeers) so you can count me on, hahah.

Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com

So let’s celebrate this delicious food day.

But before I let you go, there are some traditional questions. Are you making cookies for Santa or at least for Ben? Do you think Sants would appreciate these Lavender Crescent Cookies? And the most important question – how many cookies have you already eaten and going to eat this December?

Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com

Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com

Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com

Chocolate Lavender Crescents|Havocinthekitchen.com

Chocolate Lavender Crescents

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: about 25 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, soften
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar + 1/2 - 2/3 cup for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lavender extract (could be substituted for 1/2 tablespoon dry lavender)
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the pecans with 1/3 cup of powdered sugar and process in a combine - you'll need the flour texture.
  2. Beat the butter, vanilla, and lavender with an electric mixer, until creamy and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Mix with the pecan mixture and the remaining dry ingredients. Beat to blend - the dough will be moist but a bit crumbly. Knead the dough with hands, for a few seconds, just to form the more elastic dough.
  4. Preheat oven to about 170-175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  5. Pinch a small piece from the dough and shape it into a crescent. Repeat with the remaining dough. Place the cookies on a sheet covered with parchment.
  6. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and slightly cool. Sift the remaining powdered sugar and generously dust the warm cookies with the sugar. Completely cool and enjoy.

Notes

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http://www.havocinthekitchen.com/lavender-crescent-cookies/

 

 

 

10 Thoughts on “Lavender Crescent Cookies

  1. wow! these sound amazing and are so pretty. love that top photo!
    mimi recently posted…Holiday Brownies and a Santa TimerMy Profile

  2. Ben, these look and sound fabulous…so festive and delicious! But there’s a big problem here…if I made a batch of these, I guarantee there wouldn’t be any left for Santa!
    Sonali- The Foodie Physician recently posted…Dining with the Doc: Sunshine State Cioppino (Seafood Stew)My Profile

  3. Oh Ben! these looks so yummy! I love the pairing of flavors you did for this recipe! thank you for sharing it!
    Gaila recently posted…Deditos de noviaMy Profile

  4. Happy National Cookie Day, Ben – these are such an exotic and decadent way to celebrate it! Yes – I ate a cookie – and, I should add – no shame ever in starting your day with a cookie – especially when it might have meat and fruit in it! :)
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Prosciutto & Apricot Cookies with White Chocolate GlazeMy Profile

  5. Wait. Today is National Cookie Day? I gotta go eat a cookie now! These look delicious, Ben…Santa is most definitely spoiled in your house! :-)
    David @ Spiced recently posted…Sausage and Egg Muffin SandwichesMy Profile

  6. OMG! These look so Christmas-y, so classy and so delicious. I have been meaning to make my own Crescents for a long time, but I never have. These are so delish and festive, Ben.
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen recently posted…Mushroom Kale Stuffed Paratha | Video RecipeMy Profile

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