Something Sweet and Flowers you can Eat!
What can I say about Lavender?….a lot actually. I have a few lavender plants on my deck which smell heavenly and I’ve been cutting the leaves (some of the flowers too) and drying them out, grinding them in my spice grinder and adding them to granola, ice cream, sugar, and using them to make lavender pepper (great for soups, pork roasts and potatoes). Lavender is one of the herbs used in Herbs de Provence. I recently made lavender rosemary roasted potatoes which tasted delicious.
Hey, on another note you can make little sachets and add them to your lingerie drawer (I hope you have one of those) and put some in with your cashmere too which works to help keep the moths away and smells a whole lot nicer than moth balls. I think you’ll agree. And on yet another note, Lavender has been thought for centuries to enflame passions as an aphrodisiac….so what are you waiting for? Hurry up and make these cookies! Then double your passion by putting ice cream in the middle to create the most delicious ice cream cookie sandwiches (maybe even better than the oreo cookie ones I used to love as a kid).
– Yields 12 cookies-
4 TABLESPOONS OF UNSALTED BUTTER
1 CUP + 2 TABLESPOONS OF ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
¼ TEASPOON OF BAKING POWDER
¼ TEASPOON OF SALT
1 TABLESPOON OF LAVENDER
⅓ HEAPING CUP OF SLIVERED ALMONDS
½ CUP SUGAR
1 TABLESPOON OF HONEY
1 TEASPOON OF VANILLA EXTRACT
- Place a large piece of parchment paper on your counter and set aside.
- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix and set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar together.
- Beat in the eggs into creamed butter and sugar, one at a time.
- Beat in vanilla, honey, slivered almonds, and lavender into the creamed butter and sugar.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients
- Place dough on the parchment paper and roll into a log shape (about 2 ½ inch diameter works).
- Put in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
- Remove from freezer and unfold the parchment paper, cut the log into cookie shapes about ¼ inch thick.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes at 375 or until edges are just starting to turn golden brown.
- Allow the cookies to cool and then make ice cream sandwiches (I recommend plain vanilla ice cream!) Blow everyone away with your genius.
FLOWER POWER – Enjoy these cookies with a nice cup of Hibiscus tea – another edible flower that is also good for you.
My new cookie board on Pinterest with a dozen kitchen tested goodies to get you going: https://www.pinterest.com/intrigueimports/just-cookies/
Source (for recipe): ImpatientFoodie.com