Friday, February 4, 2011

Lavender Kipferl

Ever since I picked up this bag of organic lavender at a Hamburg Christmas MarketI have been looking for an opportunity to bake with it.

I know Kipferl is an Austrian cookie and mostly found at Christmas time. Yep, still on somewhat of that Christmas cookie tangent. Also I thought kipferl would be the perfect lab rat cookie for my first attempt at baking with lavender.

And they were. Fragrant, sugary, buttery, crumbly perfection.

Lavender Kipferl


  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lavender
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • scant 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon lavender extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Place the granulated sugar and lavender in a food processor or grinder and blend together. Split into two half cup portions and set one aside.
  • In a mixer blend one half cup of the lavender sugar, flour, powdered sugar, salt, almond flour, butter and extract into a smooth dough.
  • Split the dough in half and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • I have this cutsey kipferl molded baking sheet, so I just filled the crescent impression with dough. If you don't have a kipferl pan (I mean who does, really? Mine was an insane impulse buy last December), do the following:  
  • Taking one half at a time, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a long piece about the width of your index finger. 
  • Using a sharp knife cut the long roll into 2 inch pieces.
  • Place pieces on baking sheet curving them into a kipferl shape.
  • Bake for 15 minute or until they turn slightly brown.

  • Directly after removing the kipferl from the oven sprinkle with the remaining half cup of lavender sugar.
Makes about 60 kipferl.


  1. Love lavender! these cookies look so yummy. I like to add lavender to my butter pound cake recipe...Thanks for the recipe Lora!

  2. Can you use the lavender from your yard? (Although my yard lavender looks a bit stringy and funky). Or, is it best to buy special lavender from a farm?

  3. I didn't know there were pans for this! Love it. And the idea of using lavender in them makes them all the more charming!


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