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Lemon, Lavender, and Poppy Seed Cookies

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen



Serves 36 (serving size: 1 cookie)

Simple homemade dough provides the ideal base for a cookie made with naturally sweet ingredients.


  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 7.9 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon curd
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
  • Parchment paper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 97
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • sodium 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg; beat just until blended. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt.

  2. Beat lemon rind, lemon curd, poppy seeds, and dried lavender buds into cookie dough at medium speed. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.