Photo | Abby Wiseman

Recipe | Earl Grey Lavender Cookies

From Blooms and Baking by Amy Ho, founder of Constellation Inspiration

Nov 10, 2020 | Recipes

Yields 16 Cookies

1 cup (227 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups (250 g) plus 2 tbsp (26 g) granulated sugar, divided
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 tsp (10 ml) pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups (270 g) all-purpose flour
3 bags Earl Grey tea
1/2 tsp culinary-grade lavender, finely ground
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt


Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set the baking sheet aside. 

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and 1 1/4 cups (250 g) of the sugar on medium speed until they are smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, contents of the Earl Grey tea bags, lavender, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed until just combined and no more streaks of the flour mixture remain, about 45 seconds.

Using a standard ice cream scoop, portion out dough balls and place them onto a small baking sheet. If at this point the cookie dough is very tacky and soft, cover the dough balls with plastic wrap and chill them in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle the tops of the dough balls with the remaining 2 tablespoons (26 g) of sugar before baking. 

Place 16 balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 inches (5 cm) between each ball. Bake the cookies for 10 to 13 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Do not overbake the cookies. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Amy Ho is the founder of Constellation Inspiration, a baking blog filled with the most beautiful treats and desserts you’ve ever seen – seriously. Don’t miss this Q&A we did with her and be sure to check out her website to find out how to get your hands on her book. 

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Excellent work. Well done you. Bravo.

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