Lavender and Lemon Cookies
Somehow there is something exotic about eating flowers, don't you think? I know there are edible flowers but, let's face it, we're not eating flowers every day. I remember when I was a child and my mother put large squash flowers in dough and then deep fried it. I was not having any of it, though. It was too strange to eat those big, yellow, squash flowers.
However, lavender is so pretty and smells SO GOOD that I had to give this recipe a try. My niece was given this recipe by a French girl several years ago so it it originally from France! This is the real thing, people.
Lavender and Lemon Cookies Recipe
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp zest and juice of lemon
2 Tbsp lavender chopped
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks butter
*Cut butter in bowl A.
*Mix all dry goods in bowl B except lavender.
*Add butter to dry mix. Then add yolk and lemon
*Mix dough until it becomes a ball. Then roll in lavender.
*Roll dough like a snake. Put into plastic foil. Refrigerate for about 2 hours, the longer the better.
*Slice into thin pieces, 3/8 of an inch thick.
*Place on greased cookie sheet.
*Sprinkle with lavender sugar.
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
*Bake for 10 - 12 minutes
For the lavender sugar, I took 1/3 cup sugar and crushed a little bit of lavender flowers in the sugar with the back of a spoon. This smells delightful, by the way. Add some to the tops of the cookies before baking. You can smell the lavender when it's baking. DON'T overcook.
Hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer,