Lavender Valentine Sandwich Cookies

A plate of five lavender valentine sandwich cookies.  Each cookie sandwich is made up of two oatmeal cookies, with pink frosting between and on top. There is shredded coconut sprinkled atop  each one. They rest on a china plate with a rose pattern and gold edges.

A family favourite, this dreamy cookie recipe is not for the faint of heart, as you will need to prepare and chill the dough ahead of time, roll and cut the dough, and then frost and sandwich the cookies. But trust us - it is worth every minute of the effort!

A person rolling and cutting cookies at a floured countertop.

The cookie base is a delectable oatmeal cookie that is crunchy on the outside, melty on the inside. Freshly ground lavender buds and almond extract are the luxe flavours that take this cookie to glorious heights. Add a soft, buttery frosting and a sprinkle of coconut, and we think you’ll agree that a gift of these cookies is the best way to say, ‘I love you.’

A close up photo of Lavender Valentine Sandwich Cookies - two oatmeal cookies stacked on top of one another with pink frosting between and on top. A sprinkling of shredded coconut sits atop each one. Pictured are five cookies on a gold-edged china plate with a rose pattern.

Lavender Valentine Sandwich Cookies

Makes approximately 30

Dough ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons dried lavender buds, ground finely (using herb grinder or mortar & pestle)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups rolled oats

Frosting ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Small amount of milk
Food colouring, if desired

Unsweetened shredded coconut, for topping 

Directions: 
Prepare the dough:

Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract and blend well.

In separate bowl, mix flour, lavender buds, salt, and baking powder.  Mix flour mixture into wet ingredients. Stir in oats.

Chill dough overnight.

 

Bake the cookies:

Preheat oven to 350º F (set to convection, if you have that available for your oven).

After the dough has chilled overnight, roll to 3-4 mm thickness.

Cut into desired shape using a cookie cutter. Hearts and stars are our favourites!

Arrange on cookie sheet with 2 cm between each cookie.

Bake for 6-9 minutes. The cookies should be blonde but with a light golden tinge around the bottom edge of each cookie.

Allow to cool completely on wire rack.

Oatmeal cookies on parchment paper

Prepare the frosting:

Beat butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and food colouring with hand or stand mixer until fluffy. Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk, just until the frosting is spreadable, but not runny.

 

Assemble the sandwiches:

Apply a 3-4 mm thick layer of icing to the top of each cookie. Place one cookie on top of another to create a cookie sandwich. Sprinkle coconut on top of each sandwich.


Lavender Valentine Sandwich Cookie with pink frosting and shredded coconut on top

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