Lavender Lemon Curd Cookies

These Lavender Lemon Curd Cookies are so full of flavor and perfect for dessert, tea, or coffee. Made with fresh lemon zest, culinary lavender buds, and lemon curd these cookies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Why I love these Lavender Lemon Curd Cookies

It’s no secret that I love lavender and lemon curd or that lavender and lemon make a delicious pair. It would only make sense to make a Lavender Lemon Curd Cookie!

These shortbread cookies are full of lavender and lemon flavor and are easy to make. You can use store-bought lemon curd or make your own.

lemon lavender cookie thumbprints with lemon curd on a baking sheet

Ingredients Needed to Make These Cookies

You only need a handful of ingredients to make these lemon lavender shortbread cookies. The most important thing to remember is to use culinary lavender buds.

  • all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt
  • unsalted butter, room temp
  • confectioners powdered sugar
  • vanilla bean paste ( or vanilla extract)
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • culinary lavender buds
  • lemon curd (homemade or store-bought)
ingredients for lemon lavender cookies

IS ALL LAVENDER EDIBLE?

All lavender is edible, however, not all lavender is not the same. I recommend culinary lavender (usually English lavender) because it has the best taste and is sweeter than other lavender varieties which can be bitter.

Most of the dried lavender for cooking you find in-store and online are for culinary purposes, but double-check the description or ask if you are not sure. You can find culinary lavender at most local grocery stores in the bulk section and on Amazon.

Make the Lemon Curd First

If you are making homemade lemon curd, make that first. Lemon curd typically needs an hour to chill after cooking. Check out my Lemon Curd Recipe for step-by-step instructions. You can also make the lemon curd a day or two ahead of time.

If you don’t want to make lemon curd, store-bought lemon curd will work just as well.

homemade lemon curd with dried lavender flowers on top

How to Make Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

Mix the flour and salt together and set aside. In a separate bowl, add the butter and mix with a hand mixer until creamy. Add the powdered sugar and continue to mix.

Add the vanilla paste, lemon zest, and lavender buds and mix in with a spatula. Pour in half of the flour mixture and stir to combine. Add the remaining flour and fully combine. Chill the dough in the fridge for 60 minutes.

Remove the dough from the fridge and cut the log into 1/4″ pieces. Take each piece and quickly roll it into a round ball. Put each ball onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat and gently press the middle of each ball with your finger or a rounded spoon. Place a dollop of lemon curd into the middle of each cookie being careful not to overfill it.

lemon lavender shortbread cookies before baking

Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes. While the cookies are getting cold, preheat the oven to 325°F. Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes and then remove them from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.

lavender lemon curd cookies with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top

More Lemon Lavender Recipes to Check Out

Tools For Making Delicious Lemon Curd Cookies

These baking sheets are a chef’s dream! They are heavy-duty, won’t warp in the oven, and are the perfect size for cookies!

To make easy wells in the cookies without using your fingers, try out these rounded measuring spoons. Not only will they make great wells in the cookies to hold the curd, but they are also perfect to have in any kitchen.

lavender lemon curd cookies

Lavender Lemon Curd Cookies

These Lavender Lemon Curd Cookies are so full of flavor and perfect for dessert, tea, or coffee.
5 from 23 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories: 143kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • ½ cup confectioners powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste (vanilla extract)
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons culinary lavender buds
  • ½ cup lemon curd (homemade or store-bought)

Instructions

  • If you are making homemade lemon curd, make sure you give it enough time to chill. Plan ahead. and make it in the morning or the day before.
  • In a small mixing bowl add the flour and salt, mix them together, and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the room temperature butter and mix with a hand mixer until nice and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and continue to mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the vanilla paste (or extract), lemon zest, and lavender buds and mix in with a spatula.
  • Pour in half of the flour mixture and stir to combine. Add the remaining flour and fully combine until you have a nice dough.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and form a log. Chill the dough in the fridge for an hour.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and cut the log into 1/4" pieces. Take each piece and quickly roll it into a round ball. Place each ball onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat.
  • Gently press the middle of each ball with your finger or a rounded spoon (my measuring spoon worked perfectly!). Place a dollop of lemon curd into the middle of each cookie being careful not to overfill it.
  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes. While the cookies are getting cold, preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes and then remove them from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then place them on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Store any leftover cookies in a sealable container in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 14cookies | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.6g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6.6g | Calcium: 2mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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