Glazed Orange-Lavender Butter Cookies

December 03, 2014

Ingredients

Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • Small pinch salt
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • Yellow sanding sugar, for decorating

Instructions

  1. In bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl as necessary. Add lavender and orange zest and beat to combine.
  2. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour, scraping bowl as necessary, until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  3. Divide dough into two portions, form into 1-inch-thick disks, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or until ready to use.
  4. Heat oven to 350°. Working with one dough at a time, roll out to ¼-inch thick. Cut desired shapes and transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets. Cookies will not rise or spread, so place them close together.
  5. Bake until set, about 8 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through cooking time. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
  6. To prepare the glaze, combine melted butter, orange juice, orange zest, and salt in medium bowl. Add sugar and whisk until smooth.
  7. Use the back of a spoon to spread on cooled cookies. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.

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Ingredients

Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • Small pinch salt
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • Yellow sanding sugar, for decorating
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