Everyone has a favorite Christmas cookie! I have to say that one of my favorites is Snowball cookies, or you may know them as Russian Tea Cakes, or even as Mexican Wedding Cakes. So of course we had to work some magic and add culinary lavender...cause yes, everything tastes better with lavender!
Make sure to use Culinary Lavender...not all lavender is the same when you cooking. You want a English Lavender. You can find it here.
When you bake the cookies I find that you just barely want a tinge of tan on them so that they taste buttery rich. If they overbake they lose a little bit of their richness.
Lavender Snowball Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups pecans, chopped
2 tsp culinary lavender
Heat oven to 325℉ .
In a medium sized mixing bowl add butter, sugar and vanilla. Cream together with a mixer on medium speed.
Add to your creamed butter mixture, flour, pecans, 2 tsp culinary lavender. Mix on low speed until combined.
Shape dough into 1" balls, place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 16-18 minutes or until just barely light brown. Cool for 5 minutes and then roll cookies in powdered sugar. Before serving roll once again in powdered sugar.
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I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".