Chamomile Cookies

These delightful chamomile cookies are crafted from soft sugar cookie dough that is infused with freshly prepared chamomile lemon sugar. They are then topped with a bright and zesty lemon icing, which perfectly complements chamomile's soothing and sweet flavor. These cookies are a true delight for anyone who loves the perfect blend of flavors and texture of a dreamy, soft sugar cookie.

Indulge in these soft sugar cookies' heavenly taste and texture that perfectly blend a symphony of flavors. They're like our lofthouse style daisy sugar cookie; They are sure to leave you in a state of pure bliss and make you fall in love with their deliciousness over and over again. If you're looking for a simple, crispy, chamomile shortbread for your cup of tea, we have that too!

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Ingredients:

Chamomile Cookies:

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Lemon Icing

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Instructions:

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Chamomile cookies:

  • Create a lemon chamomile sugar by grinding your chamomile flowers with your granulated sugar and lemon zest. Do this in a mortar, pestle, food processor, or high-speed blender.
  • Wisk your dry ingredients - flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and chamomile lemon sugar until fluffy (about 2 minutes), then beat in the egg and vanilla. Next, mix the sour cream or greek yogurt until combined, scraping the bowl down as needed.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix on low until combined. 
  • Shape the dough into a ball, then cover in plastic or beeswax wrap and chill for an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Roll the dough out to ¼ inch, then use a round circular cookie cutter to cut the cookies; reroll the scraps and cut the remaining cookies. Transfer cookies to parchment-lined baking sheets and bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until the cookies are just starting to get golden on the bottom. Set aside to cool completely.
  • While the cookies bake and chill, make your icing.
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Lemon Icing:

  • Sift powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Mix in the powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Drizzle in the milk while and beat until smooth.
  • Top the cookies with a generous layer of lemon icing.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you use chamomile in baking?

I love to break down the dried chamomile flowers into floral-infused sugar to ensure the flavor is evenly distributed throughout the baked good.

What can I make with chamomile?

You can add chamomile to anything! It has a naturally sweet, mild flavor. It tastes beautiful in sweet dishes. Make a fresh flower tea if you're growing it organically in your garden, or make a sugar with it as described in the recipe to bake with it. You can also make a chamomile infused milk to make ice cream or custards with the beautiful edible flower.

What tastes good with chamomile?

Chamomile tastes particularly delicious with lemon and other fruity flavors. It's also superb with vanilla and chocolate. Give it a try in our chamomile marshmallows or chamomile hot chocolate.

What is chamomile best used for?

Chamomile is also prized as a gentle sedative to ease anxiety and insomnia, while also being effective in treating digestive problems like indigestion. Chamomile has even been used to treat fevers in children and as a uterine tonic for women. It's truly a versatile herb with a long history of medicinal use. (Trusted source.) Chamomile has also been revered for centuries for its numerous health benefits. This all-natural remedy serves as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and mild astringent, making it a go-to for those seeking healing. This plant has been used to treat an array of ailments, ranging from skin irritations and burns to canker sores and neuralgia. Chamomile even works wonders for mastitis. (Trusted source)  Learn more about chamomile and other health benefits of other edible flowers in our guide to impressive health benefits of edible flowers guide.

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close up image of iced sugar cookies with chamomile flowers and zested lemon on top

Chamomile Cookies

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These delightful chamomile cookies are crafted from soft sugar cookie dough that is infused with freshly prepared chamomile lemon sugar. They are then topped with a bright and zesty lemon icing, which perfectly complements chamomile's soothing and sweet flavor. These cookies are a true delight for anyone who loves the perfect blend of flavors and texture of a dreamy, soft sugar cookie. 
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes

Ingredients

Chamomile Cookies

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 270g
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 113g, 1 stick, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200g
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sour cream or greek yogurt, room temperature 60g
  • 1 ½ teaspoon tsp vanilla extract 8 ml
  • 2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers - often sold as chamomile tea you can also open up a chamomile teabag.
  • Zest of one two lemons - reserve the lemon juice for the icing

Lemon Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar 240g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 ml
  • 2 tablespoons milk, plus more if needed 30ml
  • Juice of two lemons

Instructions

Chamomile Cookies

  • Create a lemon chamomile sugar by grinding your chamomile flowers with your granulated sugar and lemon zest. Do this in a mortar, pestle, food processor, or high-speed blender.
  • Wisk your dry ingredients - flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and chamomile lemon sugar until fluffy (about 2 minutes), then beat in the egg and vanilla. Next, mix the sour cream or greek yogurt until combined, scraping the bowl down as needed.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix on low until combined.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, then cover in plastic or beeswax wrap and chill for an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Roll the dough out to ¼ inch, then use a round circular cookie cutter to cut the cookies; reroll the scraps and cut the remaining cookies. Transfer cookies to parchment-lined baking sheets and bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until the cookies are just starting to get golden on the bottom. Set aside to cool completely.
  • While the cookies bake and chill, make your icing.

Lemon Icing

  • Sift powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Mix in the powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Drizzle in the milk while and beat until smooth.
  • Top the cookies with a generous layer of lemon icing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: chamomile cookie, chamomile lemon cookies, chamomile sugar cookie
Servings: 16
Calories: 224kcal
Author: sarah

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