Call me old school, but I adore the flavors of Lavender Tea and Lemon. There is something very calming and refreshing about the combination that just takes me away from the stress of the day. Lavender is believed to have multiple health benefits including its natural stress relieving ability, antiseptic properties, anti-inflammatory properties, reducing hair loss, reducing anxiety and depression, aiding digestive problems, and even effects for treating premenstrual symptoms.
This recipe was created with a breezy afternoon in mind. Imagine sitting on a porch swing, sipping some tea, eating some lovely Calming Lavender Tea Lemon Cookies. (eyes closed, picturing swinging in a hammock in the breeze…birds chirping in the distance… smells of jasmine permeate the air)
Alright… now that you have the setting… let’s gather some ingredients.
Calming Lavender Tea Lemon Cookies
- 2 tsp Lavender (Food Grade, dried)
- 1 Lemon, zested
- 1 cup Vegan Butter, room temperature
- 2 1/4 cup Gluten-Free Flour
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- You can experiment with shapes and do whichever is easier for you.
- If you want to, you can also add jam and make these cookies styled like a linzer cookie
Are you ready to get our de-stress on? Let’s get started!
1)Preheat the oven to 375F. Gather together the Vegan Butter and Powdered Sugar.
2) Place them into a mixer and blend until light and fluffy. This will take several minutes.
3) Gather together the Lemon Zest, Lavender, and Salt and place into the mixing bowl. Mix together until well combined.
4) Gather up the Gluten-Free Flour. Place into mixing bowl and mix only until combined. Make sure that you scrape the bowl sides down in order to get all the ingredients well incorporated.
5) SLICE & BAKE OPTION: Remove dough from bowl and form into a log. (This can be any shape you would like) Cut into 1/4″-1/2″ thick slices and place onto a cookie sheet.
6) ROLL & CUT OPTION: Remove dough from bowl and roll out into 1/4″ thick. Cut with a cookie cutter into desired shape and place onto cookie sheet.
7) FILLED OPTION: Cut a second cookie the same shape per cookie. Cut an inset out of middle that will make an opening in the cookie for the filling to go into. Place the top cookie carefully on top of the base cookie on the preset cookie sheet.
8) If desired, you can place preserves or filling on top of the log cookies or in the filling portion of the cookies. Make sure to leave a rim around the edge of the cookie so that way it does not spill over the edge of the cookie.
9) Bake in a preheated 375F for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are light and golden brown. Allow to cool completely!
10) Pour yourself a nice cup of tea, sit back on the porch, relax, and Enjoy!