These beautiful Lavender Almond Cookies are a little soft and not overly floral. The almond meal gives it a slightly nutty flavor.
Tea is my beverage of choice. Hence, my obsession with all things tea including a blog, Tea Tattler where I share about tranquil tea moments and all things tea. There are also a few tea time recipes there you might enjoy, so do hop over and check it out.
Tea Party Cookie Tiles
One day while shopping with my girlfriend (who also loves tea) we came across these Tea Party Cookie Tiles. Guess what? They were just two sets on the shelf beckoning us to pick them up. How could we not have? They are just the coolest set of cookie tiles with their own little caddy. Each tile measures 3 inches by 3½ inches. Simply too pretty to resist!
So, these cookies tiles have been in my possession for a while now and I have only used them once to make paper medallions. It was the popular thing to do at that time. I was supposed to paint them but you know how that went. Life happened and I never got round to it. Maybe someday I will but that’s another story.
My Favorite Lavender
Now, when it comes to herbs, it is no secret that lavender is one of my favorites. I used to grow English and French lavender every summer when we lived in Colorado. I love their soothing scent and use them in pot-pourri and sachets for the closets. Sadly, I have stopped growing them now as they do not do well in my flower beds here in Minnesota. Fortunately though, I can buy organic culinary lavender at my regular health food store which is really nice.
Lavender Almond Cookies
I recently bought some lavender and decided to use them in these tea party Lavender Almond Cookies combining two of my favorite things. 🙂 There is also an instruction and recipe card that came with the cookie tiles. In the card are three recipes – Sugar/Chocolate Cookies, Gingered Lemon Cookies, and Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies. I adapted the sugar cookie recipe by making it egg free and adding lavender and almond meal to the dough.
The Cookie Dough
The dough was relatively easy to work with. It wasn’t too wet or dry and the tiles released the dough quite easily. The pattern also came out quite nicely. Overall, I was pleased with the outcome.
Similar Products Used in Making These Lavender Almond Cookies
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• Hamilton Beach Power Deluxe Hand Mixer
• Brown Bag Cookie Art Stamp GINGERBREAD MAN
• Brown Bag Tree Cookie Stamp – Christmas Series
• Henry Watson The Original Suffolk Pestle and Mortar
• LavenderLove Organic French Culinary Grade Lavender Flowers, 8 Oz
- You will need a few cookie tiles**
- Crush lavender using a pestle and mortar. Set aside. In a medium sized bowl, combine crushed lavender, all-purpose flour, almond meal, and salt.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Stir in flour mixture and milk. Knead until dough comes together, about 1 to 2 minutes. Wrap in plastic and chill for 15 minutes.
- Very lightly oil the recessed image side of cookie tile. Wipe off any excess oil with paper towel. Dust with flour and tap to remove excess. You will need to re-flour the tiles each time you press a cookie but not re-oil.
- Divide dough into 8 equal portions. Roll into little logs about 3 inches long.
- Lightly flour working surface. Evenly press a prepared tile onto each piece of dough. Extra dough will squeeze out from under the tile.
- Cut around tile with a small sharp knife and lift tile. With a flat edge spatula, lift pressed cookie onto baking sheet.
- Bake in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
These Lavender Almond Cookies are a little soft and not overly floral. The almond meal gives it a slightly nutty flavor. They are perfect for tea time and will go well with Earl Grey, Darjeeling, or home blend Lavender Tea.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎