Lavender Lemon Thyme Cookies

Melissa Van Hevelingen, Van Hevelingen Herb Nursery

 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 1/2 c lavender sugar (See below)
  • 1 T dried culinary lavender buds
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 c sifted flour
  • 2 t cream of tartar
  • 3 T crushed dried lemon thyme

To make lavender sugar: Crush 1 T of dried lavender buds. Pulverize with sugar in a blender. Can sit overnight for stronger flavor. I prefer it more subtle.

Cookies: Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs. Add dry ingredients plus the lemon thyme. Mix until well blended. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts. Roll these into the lavender sugar. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes at 400 degrees. They should be browned lightly. Cookies will puff, then flatten.