Friday, September 16, 2011

Lavender Cookies

Lavender isn't used much in cooking by anyone besides dedicated herbalists. But there are so many delicious sounding recipes! I can't wait to have enough lavender growing in my yard so that I can try making these interesting cookies...

Lavender Cookies
*1/2 cup butter
*1/4 cup superfine sugar
*3/4 cup self-raising flour
*2 tbsp. fresh chopped lavender leaves
*1 tsp. lavender flowers removed from spike

1) Cream the sugar and butter together until light.
2) Add the flour and lavender leaves to the butter mixture. Knead well until it forms a dough.
3) Gently roll out on a lightly floured board. Scatter the flowers over the rolled dough and lightly press in with the rolling pin. Cut into small shapes with cookie cutters of your choice.
4) Place the cookies on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a hot oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes or until golden and firm. Remove and cool. Enjoy!

Recipe located in: Jekka McVicar, The Complete Herb Book, pg. 143.

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