Sunday, January 28, 2018

Lavender lemon cookies



These lavender and lemon short bread cookies are very delicate and they have an amazing aroma to it. Lavender and lemon has a very nice combination. Just a little lavender goes a long way.
This recipe was tried by my daughter and son when home for Christmas, and it was a delight.



Lavender and Lemon cookies



Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp lavender ( use the culinary lavender and its available easily in the spice aisle, of the grocery store.)
1 tsp finely grated fresh lemon zest
1/2 cup softened butter
1.4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup whole milk

Method:

1. Firstly, using a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Using a mortar grind together lavender, and lemon zest, with  1/4 tsp sugar. Add  lavender and lemon to creamed butter mixture.
2. Sieve flour with 1/2 tsp salt. Add flour to butter mixture, use a little milk, vanilla essence and  prepare a smooth dough. Cover with saran wrap and cool dough for about 30 minutes.
3. Take  dough, and using a rolling pin roll out 1/4 inch thickness. take a cookie cutter of the shapes you like and place on prepared cookie sheet to bake.
5.Sprinkle a little sugar on top and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, at 350 degrees F. Remove as the edges turn lightly browned. Cool on rack and enjoy your lavender lemon cookies.

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