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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Ohh la la! Yes, these are super tasty and fun for your next cocktail party! Need to bring a fun festive dish to a party this will be a winner! So simple and easy to make with just 4 ingredients!!! Lavender White cake mix, champagne, egg and oil and wham bam it's easy as that! The frosting is our just as simple with our Lavender Frosting mix and 2 Tbsp of Champagne....oh yes, it's super good! This is so simple yet elegant and will be a hit at the party...you won't be taking home any leftovers.
Each Lavender Champagne Cupcake is frosted with Lavender Champagne frosting! Dusted with Gold sugar and garnished with cute holiday picks! They go perfect with our Lavender Champagne Cocktail recipe that you can find here.
We dusted the tops of the cupcakes with Wilton Gold Pearlized Sugar which you can find here. We also purchased the cute gold cocktail and cheers picks here.
Lavender Champagne Cupcakes
1 Lavender White Cake Mix
3/4 cup champagne or prosecco
2 Tbsp oil
Lavender Champagne Frosting
1 Lavender White Frosting Mix
2 Tbsp champagne
Preheat oven to 350 ℉ .
Mix cake mix champagne, oil and eggs together in a medium sized bowl. Using a mixer on medium high blend for two minutes. In cupcake liners fill 2/3 full and bake for 19-23 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool before frosting.
For frosting mix your frosting with champagne. With a mixer blend until smooth. Frost cooled cupcakes and dust with gold sugar. We got our gold sugar at Michaels craft store but you can probably also find it on amazon.
We love Champagne and if you are a lover of it too you may be interested in our other posts using Champagne. Our post on our Lavender Champagne cocktail using our Lavender Simple Syrup can seen here. Last year we did a post with a Champagne face mask you can find here. Cheers!
Holidays are for gathering as family and friends. We like to invent new recipes each year. We keep it simple and not a lot of ingredients. A good cocktail does not have to be complicated, or have a million ingredients. Most people have vodka around so it's always a great place to start! We feel this particular Moscow Mule will put the right touch of festivity into your holiday! Cheers!
Garnish with Lavender Cocktail Picks and Cranberries
Cran-Lavender Moscow Mule
1 shot vodka
1 shot cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 shot Lime juice
1/2 shot Lavender Simple Syrup (to taste)
2 Shots Ginger Beer
Lavender Cocktail Picks (garnish)
To a shaker add your vodka, cranberry juice cocktail, lime juice and syrup. Shake until mixed and pour into Mule cups. Top with 2 shots of ginger beer and give a gentle stir. Add your cranberry and lavender garnish.
We love a fun breakfast and this Lavender Monkey Bread is so tasty and fun! I love my mini bundt pan from Pampered Chef, but you can totally use a regular size bundt pan or even muffin pans!
Lavender Monkey Bread
Buttermilk Biscuits- 1 container ( I used Trader Joe's)
1/2 cup Lavender Simple Syrup
1/4 cup Lavender Sugar or just sugar works too...
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
3 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 350 ℉ and spray your bundt cake.
Open your biscuit container and cut them in 1/4's.
Pour 1/4 cup of Lavender Simple Syrup on the bottom of your pan and top with your pecan pieces.
Melt you butter and dip each of your biscuits into the butter and then roll into your sugar layer them into your baking dish. Once you have layered all the biscuits into baking pan, drizzle with remaining Lavender Simple Syrup and any remaining butter.
Bake for 20-25 minutes for smaller baking dishes and 25-30 for larger baking pans or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before turning over you baking dish onto your serving platter. Serve while warm.
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.