I'm back in the saddle again. To start off the new year I have a lovely little cookie, that's simple but delicate and delicious. I hope you enjoy them.. Watch for more recipes to come.

Lavender Shortbread cookies

2 cubes unsalted butter chilled
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. dried lavender buds
2 cups flour

20 minutes before baking cookies , set out butter. Put sugar and lavender in a food processor and grind until fine. If you don't have a food processor use a pistil and mortar to grind lavender. add to sugar. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment mix butter and sugar until soft (but not over mixing). Add 2 cups flour all at once mix until dough holds together. Roll out on floured surface and cut into desires shapes. Cook for 10-15 minutes in a preheat 350 oven. Or until bottoms are slightly brown.
Cheers, Peggy

The Lavender Apple