Greetings Fanlala! Dylan here with my ever-trusted Lunchbox. Today’s dessert may sound odd, but stay with me. It’s not only one of the most delicious treats you’ve never tried, but it’s a super-healthy delivery from Dylan’s Lunchbox!
Lavender Lemon Cookies
Lavender cookies? Sounds interestingly unique, doesn’t it?
I found out about this phenomenal new healthy cookie recipe the other day on Giada At Home. World famous Food Network star, chef Giada De Laurentiis, created a lavender lemon cookie recipe that not only sounds sensational in its name, but the taste is to die for.
If you are looking to make an easy, healthy, and guilt-free dessert for you and your family and friends, I recommend this one. These lavender lemon cookies are like no other cookie out there, literally. The light flavor truly hits the spot, especially on a hot summer day when a rich dessert doesn’t sound as appealing.
Here is Giada De Laurentiis’ famous Lavender Lemon Cookie recipe - as she describes it.
You won’t be disappointed.
YOU WILL NEED:
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of almond flour
2 tablespoons of arrowroot - (if you can find this)
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon dried lavender (try your local health food store such as “Mrs. Greens” or “Trader Joes”
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 of teaspoon baking soda
1 stick unsalted butter (try organic!) - cut the butter into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large lemon (zested)
2 tablespoons of pure honey
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3- In a food processor, blend together the flour, arrowroot, sugar, lavender, salt and baking soda.
4-Add the butter and lemon zest to the food processor- and blend all ingredients until it fine
5-Add the honey and lemon juice. Continue to blend in the processor until the mixture forms a soft dough.
6-Form the dough into 1-inch round balls and press to make flat circles
7-Arrange in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet.
8-Bake until the cookies are a light brown color around the edges (OR 9 to 11 minutes.)
9-Cool for 5 minutes.
10- Transfer to a dish- and cool completely (about 15 minutes.)
Enjoy your cookies!
And if you can’t get enough of the unique flavor, be sure to pass this recipe and share the love with your friends! Maybe you could host a dessert party and serve them alongside last week’s Strawberry Shortcake. Until next time, stay hungry friends... but not too hungry ;)