You’ll actually need the special lavender sugar I used in this recipe. Without it they’re just normal sugar cookies and there’s nothing exciting about that. I got mine at Monsieur Marcel, but you can probably find this brand of sugar (or at least something similar) at any other gourmet super market. It wasn’t intentional to make these cookies baby shower-ish and easter-ish, but they are what they are and they are delicious. Dye the vanilla frosting glaze pastel colors and they come out beautiful.
Make the cookies
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of lavender sugar
- 1/2 cup normal granulated white sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 sticks of salted butter, softened (1 cup)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 375. In a kitchen aid cream together the butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter gradually until it comes together and forms a soft dough.
- Roll the dough into ping pong ball sized pieces and place them about 1 1/2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until they’re slightly golden around the edges but still soft in the middle. (Remember: soft when they first come out means chewy later on, chewy when they first come out means crispy later on.)
Make the frosting glaze: whip 3 tbsp. butter and 2 cups powdered sugar together in a medium sized bowl. Stream in 3 tbsp. of milk or until the frosting is thin. Add more milk if it isn’t thin enough, add more sugar if it isn’t thick enough. Add a touch of wilton food dye.
Enjoy! <3, B