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tea bag shaped lavender and lemon cookies

Not only is this the best cookie recipe ever, the tea bag shape makes it the perfect treat to serve at your next tea party.

Have a plastic straw and some colored dipping candy? You can make tea bag cut out cookies that not only look amazing but taste great too. Made using a basic sugar cookie dough with added lemon juice and edible lavender,  these tea bag shaped lavender and lemon cookies will be the talk of the party. To really go all out, add some bakers twine and print out a CherylStyle printable tea tags to complete the look. Serve them in a cute box as tea party favor and everyone will be raving about your creativity!

What You’ll Need

Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies

Tea Tag:


  • 1 ½ c powdered sugar
  • 1 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½–1 teaspoon culinary lavender
  • Wilton White (Chocolate) Candy Dip
  • Wilton Candy Melts or food coloring (to create the lavender color)

Let’s Do It

  • Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, lemon juice and egg in large mixing bowl
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, lavender and cream of tartar
  • Place dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll to about 1/4″  thickness
  • Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Remove dough from refigerator and place on floured surfaced
  • Cut dough into tea bag shapes
  • Place on parchment lined baking sheet
  • Use plastic straw to create hole in top of each tea bag for string
  • Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are slightly golden
  • Let cool completely
  • Melt chocolate according to instructions. Add desired amount of color to white chocolate and blend well
  • Dip bottom of cookies; remove excess and rest on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet to set

To assemble:

  • Print Tea Tag Template on card stock, trim to size and punch hole where indicated
  • Loop bakers twine through cookie hole and secure tea tag



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