for a tea party; lavender cookies with rose water icing

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A few years ago I went on Pinterest looking for something to do with the lavender we had growing out of our ears. Being that it was Spring, I decided to try these cookies. I have to say, I was a little hesitant about eating lavender. I had never eaten anything lavender flavored before and had definitely never eaten the real thing. But our trying something new paid off. They are amazing! The flavor is unique and unlike any other cookie I have eaten before.

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I found the original recipe here and then I adapted as I made it. We add a bit more lavender for a little more flavor. But go easy the first time you make it. You want only a hint of lavender; anything more will overwhelm the cookie.

For cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs or egg replacer or 2 tbsp ground organic flaxseed with 6 tbsp water
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon crushed lavender
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup whole white wheat flour or 1 1/2 cup flour and skip the whole white wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 8 teaspoons rose water (You can either make your own or order the Rose Water

*Some find the rose water too strong so you may want to start with a few teaspoons first and then add more to taste. We like it strong…

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugar and then add the eggs, lavender, flour, baking powder and salt. Round them into small balls and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet or use a Baking Mat. Bake for about 10 minutes.

While the cookies are baking, prepare the icing by mixing the powdered sugar, water and rose water. We drizzle the icing over the cookies while they are still warm. This infuses the cookies with rose flavor. Mmmmm….

The weather was so beautiful we decided to have our Sunday tea party outside under the oaks while eating our cookies.

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If you try them, let me know your thoughts…