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Lavender Almond Meltaway Cookies


I love meltaway cookies. I decided I wanted these to be purple and that lavender would be a good accompanying flavor. These turned out great! Definitely give them a try if you like meltaway cookies. I’ll post my other favorite, cherry pistachio, at some point soon.


  • ›2 cups all purpose flour
  • ›1/2 tsp baking powder
  • ›2 tbs lavender tea leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ›3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • ›1 large egg
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • Optional: ¼ tsp lavender extract
  • Optional: purple gel food color


  • ›1 cup powdered sugar
  • ›1 tablespoon milk
  • ›2 teaspoons almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, tea, and salt. Set aside.
  • With a mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and almond extract, mixing until combined. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until completely combined.
  • Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into small circles and then press with hands (or with the bottom of a cup) into a disk shape. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes. The cookies will not look browned or cooked, but they are! Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To Ice:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk and almond extract – until smooth.
  • Using a spoon, smooth icing onto the top of each cookie and let set for 10 minutes, or until hardened. Store in the fridge, let come to room temperature when ready to serve.

4 Responses to “Lavender Almond Meltaway Cookies”

  1. crowdedearthkitchen

    That sounds delicious! I posted a recipe for breakfast cookies today, and always enjoy experimenting with new flavor combinations. Glad I found your post.


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