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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews


January 25, 2016
These are ok flavor-wise but the texture is off.  Thin and sticky and chewy.  Looks nothing like the photo.  Almost like it is missing an essential ingredient.  Baking powder?  Anyway, a waste of time and money. I threw out the rest of the batter after 2 attempts (one with parchment, one with silpat)  Won't make again.


January 16, 2017
Not sure what the previous reviewer did, but I got raves for these cookies. Looked just like the picture. I pulsed the lavender with the 1/4 cup of sugar first before adding to batter, and I 1.25 (ice cream) scoop for batter on parchment. They came out great!