Summer has finally landed and my garden is bursting with the heady smell of lavender much to my girls delight.
I've been experimenting with using Lavender in my baking for a few years now and these simple lavender cookies are a firm favourite with everyone. My girls have already put an order in for their end of year class parties!
Ingredients 8oz /225g Butter 6oz/175g Caster Sugar 1 egg ( I found it worked fine with a medium or large egg) 9oz /250g Plain Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder 1 tbsp Dried Lavender or 2-3 tbsp Fresh Lavender (adjust quantities depending on how strong you want the lavender taste. Too much lavender will leave a bitter taste)
Oven temp approx 180ºC/Gas 5 (Adjust the temp depending on your oven. My fan oven always needs dropping by about 30ºC)
I've also made the cookies using 'Lavender Sugar'. I did a 100% substitute and used 6oz of lavender sugar which was perfect but you may need less depending on how strong you like the taste to be and how strong you make your lavender sugar).
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