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Lavender Poppyseed Cookies: Oregon Recipes

Red Star Tavern’s Lavender Poppyseed Cookies Recipe

PORTLAND / Red Star Tavern
Stacey Needham

These Lavender Poppyseed Cookies are perfect for a summer afternoon or in the morning with coffee or tea. Enjoy this recipe by Red Star Tavern, out of Portland!

TIP: Try serving Red Star Tavern’s Lavender
Poppyseed Cookies with vanilla crème brûlée.


YIELDS 15-20 LAVENDER POPPYSEED COOKIES

FOR COOKIE
½ pound butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
2 egg yolks
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 ½ teaspoons lavender

FOR FILLING
4 ounces butter
4 ounces shortening
14 ounces powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
½ teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks
and sugar. Add in flour, poppy seed and
lavender.
Once dough is formed, roll it out and
cut 1½-inch x 1-inch cookies. Preheat
oven to 325 degrees. Place cookies on
a baking sheet and cook for 3 minutes.
Rotate 180 degrees and cook for another
3 minutes to ensure even baking.

For the filling, in a separate bowl,
cream butter and shortening. Add in
sugar, salt and vanilla. Cream until
light and fluffy.
Once cookies are cooled, spread a
layer of cream between two cookies and
press together to form a sandwich.


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