Last summer Marc, Lars, and I traveled to Seattle for Marc’s sisters wedding in the North Cascades. If you’re not familiar with the North Cascades, you’re really missing out, which was apparent to me as soon as we arrived. The place is absolutely stunning.
Since their wedding was at a camp up in the mountains, all of the decorations were DIY, including some amazing favors that my mother-in-law made including homemade truffles and fresh lavender in each room. Amazing, right?
Oh and did I mention that it wasn’t just lavender that she ordered on Amazon? Nope. We actually went to a lavender farm a couple of days before the wedding and actually picked the lavender for the wedding.
I have never been to a lavender farm before and as you can imagine, it smelled amazing. I could’ve taken a nap right there in the grass.
In addition to the gorgeous field of lavender, there was also a little gift shop with every lavender scented thing you could think of. Including lavender cookies! Of course we could not pass them up.
We bought a lavender cookie and a lemon lavender cookie. To be honest, I remember liking the cookies but I don’t remember either of them being amazing. I also think the lemon lavender cookie was overpowered by the lemon flavor.
Fast forward 8 months later and I’m in my kitchen, thinking of a Ziploc baggie of lavender that my mom gave me, and feeling the urge to make some lavender lemon cookies. Can I just say I think I nailed it?!
These Lavender Lemon Sugar Cookies are kind of game changer. Like, you think you aren’t going to like lavender in your cookies but you TOTALLY ARE!
They are chewy in the middle (my idea of the perfect cookie), with a perfect combination of lemon and lavender.
So if you’re looking for a cookie that is a little different but not too weird/different, DEFINITELY give these a try. I’ve already made them twice in less than 4 days!
Looking to buy lavender buds for this recipe? They sell it on Amazon!