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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Loving Lavender...to eat that is...


After visiting one of my favorite places in Cincinnati, Findlay Market, I realized I love to EAT lavender!!

The family and I went to the DOJO, which makes some of the best gelato in Cincinnati. They take fresh, in season ingredients and create the most unique and delectable flavors your palate will ever encounter. Although (I played it safe), I got a small salted caramel, I happened to sample LAVENDER and I loved it!!! I always thought of lavender as a fragrance choice for my massage and even tried to grow some in my windowsill once. I never really imagined eating it…


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Well this little gelato trip inspired me to want to make lavender cookies. I have heard about them but never been able to try them!! What was more convenient was the spice counter at the market was right across the walkway. I purchased a couple ounces of lavender and found this easy recipe on Recipezaar.

I am making these yummies tonight!!

Lavender Cookies Recipe

30 min
15 min prep
30 cookies

5/8 cup butter, plus more to grease baking sheets
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
1 1/2 cups flour


Preheat the oven to 350.
Cream the butter and sugar together, then stir in the egg.
Mix in the lavender flowers and the flour.
Grease two cookie sheets and drop spoonfuls of the mixture on them.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden.


If you have trouble with the cookies spreading too much, refrigerate dough before putting on cookie sheets


These would be great for a tea party with girlfriends or even a bridal/baby shower. I may drizzle a little honey on top!!!


I will let you know how they turn out!!

xoxo
Ronita


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2 comments:

Dorothy said...

the recipe look delish. I think I'll try it myself plus we're having a bake sale at church,this could be delightful.

Ronita D. said...

Good luck with your let me know how they turn out!!