I'm a huge lavender advocate - its uses are endless! I'm always using lavender essential oils on cuts, bruises and a pesky pimple or two. Not only does it have its medicinal uses, it really makes for a unique and tasty treat.
A sweet friend of mine gave me a baggie of fresh lavender -- straight from the farm! I've been dying to give this recipe a go ever since I started seeing different variations crop up on Pinterest.
I included a similar recipe on my post THINGS I LOVE ABOUT VALENTINES DAY: FOUR OF MY FAVORITE SWEET AND SIMPLE DIY PROJECTS. This recipe is a little bit different, but I'm absolutely addicted now, and I'm sure you will be too.
This is really a great tea-time cookie, btw. I've been eating them with earl grey and it's delicious!
Give these delicious LAVENDER LEMON SUGAR COOKIES a try!
Makes about four dozen.
3/4 cup sugar
1 and 3/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 and 1/2 sticks of slightly melted butter (I used salted!)
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
*If you don't have lemons, try oranges!*
2 tablespoons of lemon juice (1-2 lemons)
3 teaspoons dried lavender
Heat oven to 350 degrees
* If you want to use a cookie cutter to create cute shapes - make dough in advance and leave it in the fridge for a few hours until you're ready to roll it out to make shapes. *
Mix sugar, lemon zest and juice and lavender together in a blender on high for about 30 seconds to a minute.
After you've blended these ingredients leave them to sit while you stir together the flour, baking powder, vanilla, butter and egg.
Combine lemon/lavender sugar mixture and continue to stir (if you have an electric mixer it's recommended!)
Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil and give it a light spray of oil to keep cookies from getting stuck.
Space cookies about an inch apart on the sheet, Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden brown. Enjoy!