Saturday, May 8, 2010
Cookie Recipe #126 - Lavender Heart Cookies
I had to go out to my garden to retrieve the main ingredient for today's cookie - lavender. These cookies are delicate and have a slight lavender aroma to them. Bake up a batch of these to give to Mom tomorrow for Mother's Day.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups butter, softened, 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons fresh lavendear florets, coarsely chopped, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling (I dyed mine purple).
Instructions: In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and lavender and bring the mixture together in a soft ball. Cover with plastic and chill for about 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees; line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out hearts (or design of choice) with dipped-in-flour cookie cutters. Place on the prepared baking sheets and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.
Leave cookies on sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling racks. Sprinkle with (colored)sugar, if desired.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
"Cookies Biscuits & Bakes 500", Catherine Atkinson, World Publications Group, Inc., East Bridgewater, MA, 2009.