Hey there :)
I know, Christmas is over but that doesn’t mean you can’t have cookies :) I have to admit though, the main player here, the lavender buds is reminiscent of christmas as I got a spices-calender where they are from. It’s quite fun to play around with some spices I usually don’t use. Lavender buds I have used for the first time and strangely they remind me of thyme.. just a bit.
And although I have paired them with some lavender syrup we have bought a while ago, no one could guess that there were lavender inside the cookies at their first try. I don’t know whether it was because lavender isn’t usually expected or because they aren’t used to the taste or because of some other reason. There was something inside, everybody could taste that, but I had to tell everyone it was Lavender. So if you wanna have a guess-the-secret-ingredient-party anytime, those cookies might be a fun choice :)
prep time: about 15 minutes + 15 minutes baking time +++ yields: about 15 cookies
- 100g Butter or coconut oil, softened
- 150g white wheat flour
- 80g sugar + 2 Tbsp. of lavender syrup OR 90g sugar
- 2 Tbsp. lavender buds
- 1 tsp. vanilla powder
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- pinch of salt
- some powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
In a medium bowl mix the flour, sugar, lavender buds vanilla powder, baking powder and salt and combine.
Then add the butter and lavender syrup and working with your hands, knead everything into a soft dough.
Place about one tablespoon per cookie on a baking sheet lined baking tray. Leave enough space between the cookies as they will spread quite a bit.
Bake at 160°C for about 15 minutes.