Lemon-Scented Lavender Cookies

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½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon dried lavender
1 cup parve margarine
pinch of salt
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Combine the sugar and lavender in a clean coffee or spice grinder. Grind to a fine powder.

Cream the butter and sugar mixture until fluffy. Stir in the salt and lemon zest. Add the flour ½ cup at a time, mixing to combine.  Form the dough into a cylinder about 1½ inches in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and chill 30 minutes or until firm.

Carefully cut ¼-inch thick slices from the chilled cylinder. Place the slices on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Remove the cookies from the oven. Cool before stacking.

Makes 4 dozen.

Based on Niko Christou’s recipe. 

One Response to “Lemon-Scented Lavender Cookies”

  1. Lavender
    March 18th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    These look wonderful – and I can almost smell the lavender and lemon together now! I can’t wait to try them – thanks for the unique recipe.

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