Lavender Snickerdoodles

Lavender Snickerdoodles are a lovely floral and lemony citrus variation of the traditional  cinnamon sugar cookie.

Lavender Snickerdoodles

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Lavender Snickerdoodles Disclaimer: Thank you to Millican Pecan, Anolon Bakeware, Sweets & Treats and Adams Extracts, for providing the prizes for #ChristmasCookies Week free of charge. As always, all opinions are my own.

Lavender Snickerdoodles is my recipe of the day with Christmas Cookies Week. We are winding down the event today as well as the giveaway so make sure  you get  entered  before  it  ends.

I got the idea to make these a few  months ago. Folks may have seen me crooning about my bakery  box from a local shop called  Brown Bear.

A snickerdoodle with both floral and citrus flavors and no cinnamon intrigued me. I mean, I do  love  cinnamon  snickerdoodles  too (who doesn’t?)  but these were fantastic.

I used an Anolon baking pan when making these cookies. It is great to have silicone handles for retrieving hot pans from the oven since they provide an extra grip.

With Christmas  coming up,  and  usually enjoying  snickerdoodles of one  type or another, these were  the perfect choice for this week They aren’t entirely just for Christmas either- floral  makes them  perfect all year long.

Although I do admit to making them a little smaller for the holidays. Reason being-  with so many cookies, I like  smaller  ones so folks can sample them all. However, they still bake up  if you make them a bit larger.

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Lavender Snickerdoodles

Lavender Snickerdoodles

Lavender Snickerdoodles

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 6 minutes
Chill time 30 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 dozen smaller cookies



  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lavender extract
  • 2 lemons (zest only)
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Sugar Coat:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon culinary lavender


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place sugar and lavender for the sugar coating in a mortar and pestle and grind until lavender breaks down.
  • Cream butter and sugar for dough.
  • Add eggs, extracts and lemon zest. Save the rest of the lemons for something else.
  • Stir together the flour, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda, then gradually add to creamed mix to make a smooth dough.
  • Chill dough 20 minutes.
  • Roll 1 teaspoon dough into a ball and then coat in lavender sugar.
  • Flatten slightly then place on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  • Bake 9-11 minutes.
  • Cool 5 minutes on pan, then finish cooling on a wire rack.


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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

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 In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

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Established in the 1950’s, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

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