- Organic Bound
Lavender is a popular herb in France, used in both sweet and savory dishes. Here the lavender adds a subtle aroma and flavor to buttery cookies.
Be sure to use organic lavender for cooking; commercial stems can contain pesticides and herbicides that aren't good to eat.
|1 cup||cold butter (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)|
|1/2 cup||confectioner's sugar|
|1 1/2 tablespoons||chopped fresh lavender flowers|
|1 1/2 cups||unbleached all-purpose flour|
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat to combine. Cover with a towel and let the dough rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.
Roll the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick sheet. Cut cookies into desired shapes.
Place the cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Don't overbake or the cookies will be hard.
Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.