A few years ago, I heard about a blogger event that helped bring awareness and raise money for children battling cancer. As a mom, to imagine what these children and their families must go through is heartbreaking. These amazing children should be given every chance and aid as they bravely fight on. It’s my hope that as each year passes, more and more progress will be made to end childhood cancer.
When I first heard about this event, I just missed the deadline to participate. I pulled out my brand new planner for the following year and added the event so I wouldn’t miss out. Originally, this was the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, which has since morphed into this wonderful Valentines event. I have looked forward to this event every year since first hearing about it.
This is the second year for our Valentine’s event! We want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!
Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!!!
Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal. You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!
Last year, I created flourless dark chocolate cookies, and this year I wanted to go with something a little lighter, but with a lovely Valentine flair.
I give you my gluten-free lavender shortbread cookies.
These are easy to make with a lovely crunch only shortbread seems to have. The touch of lavender takes you on a journey to a spa with each bite.
Let’s get to the recipe!
In an electric mixer, add all your dry ingredients. For the flour, I used King Arthur’s gluten-free flour mix and love it.
Add your lavender flowers to your ghee and mix well. I love the smell of ghee! It smells like toffee to me and I just can’t get enough!
Add the ghee mix to the dry and mix well. This batter will be fairly soft and wet and that’s okay.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop your batter onto a baking mat about two inches apart. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. They will come out with a great crunch with a lovely buttery flavor!Print
Gluten Free Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Delicious gluten free shortbread cookies with a hint of lavender!
1 cup gluten-free flour (I use King Arthurs)
1/2 tsp arrowroot starch
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp lavender flowers
2/3 cup ghee
Pre-heat oven to 325.
In an electric mixer or large bowl, mix all ingredients together.
Use a small cookie scoop to scoop dough in columns of three on a cookie sheet with a baking mat.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool.
The AWESOME bloggers participating in the event!
Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Steak with Pink Peppercorn Sauce from Sonja of Ginger & Toasted Sesame
Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
S’mores Brown Butter Panbanging Cookies from Marybeth of babysavers
Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine’s Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Meringue Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen
Rose White Hot Chocolate from Susannah of Feast + West
Gluten Free Lavendar Shortbread Cookies from Carolann of Apron Warrior
Fruit Filled Chocolate Waffle Cones from Nicole of For the Love of Food
Chocolate and Vanilla Sweetheart Cookies from Sheila of Life, Love, and Good Food
Raspberry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Nancy of The Bitter Side of Sweet
Chai Spiced Snickerdoodle Cookies from Ashley of Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
Heart Happy Valentine Cookie Chocolate Cheesecake from TammyJo of The Chocolate Cult
Persian rice cookies from Caroline of Caroline’s Cooking
Chocolate Dipped Espresso Shortbread Cookies from Julianne of Beyond Frosting
Fudgy Chocolate Sixlets Cookies from Barbara of Barbara Bakes
Bake Chocolate Donuts with Cherry Glaze from Deb of Taste & Tell
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I’m going to neeed to try this one. Never used lavender in cooking before. Glad to be joining you and the others in this event!
Thank you Lisa! So happy to be participating! Lavender is so much fun to play around with. Let me know how you like them 🙂
I looked forward to trying this, but I think there’s something wrong with the recipe. I followed it exactly, and my “cookies” are just mush all over the baking plate. There is no firmness in it whatsoever. So I think there is too much ghee compared to the flower.
Was your ghee in a more solid state or liquid? If the ghee is melted and liquid, it will be too much for the flour. I would stick it in the fridge a bit to acquire the firmness. I will make these again and see if anything is missing. Thanks for trying!