Lavender Cookies | Vegan + Gluten-Free
These lavender pecan cookies are the best! They’re vegan and gluten-free and so delicious, everyone loves them. Lavender is of course, a well-known medicinal plant used to relieve anxiety, promote sleep, and ease digestive complaints. You can find out more about the medicinal properties of lavender, here. It’s less well-known as a culinary herb, but I’m ready to change that. Lavender adds a subtle, complex floral note that works in both sweet and savory recipes. After you’ve made these sumptuous cookies, check out these recipes for lavender honey and lavender bitters.
- 1-1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbsp dried Lavender
- 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix almond flour, baking soda, and salt in medium size bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut oil, honey, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix. Fold in lavender and pecans. Form dough into 1 inch balls and gently press onto baking sheet. Bake for 6-7 minutes. Cool on baking sheet. Enjoy with your favorite herbal tea.
Makes 10-12 Cookies
Now, if you’re thinking this recipe looks familiar, that’s because I use the same basic recipe to make rosemary pecan cookies. Consider experimenting with some of your favorite herbs. I suspect rose petals, cardamom or thyme would be delicious here.
If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think! Leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions. And don’t forget to take a picture of your cookies and tag it with #nectarapothecary on Instagram! I love seeing what you come up with.
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