Lavender Biscotti

We have so many new readers on here each week, that I thought it was high time for us to re-feature one of Peggy's most popular blog posts of all time. She is the lavender magician, so of course all of her recipes will feature the Lavender Apple's wonder lavender products. This one features our fresh lavender buds. Have you ever tried cooking with them? Not only do they add a unique flavor, but they are so beautiful as well! You can get your own here if you are interested in testing them out in your own kitchen. 
Ok, now back to the recipe. This is a great biscotti recipe, not too hard and not too soft.....just right.

1/4 cup butter
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 teaspoons anise (or orange) extract
1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
2 + 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

Grind the lavender in a grinder or a mortar. Melt the butter in a medium bowl, add eggs, sugar, extracts and lavender, mix well using a large fork. Then add flour and baking powder, mix, add almonds, mix well. Place the clumpy dough on a buttered cookie sheet, in a form of a flat oblong (I use one of those cooking mats).

Bake 20 minutes or until the edges turn golden. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the cookie sheet, slice with a serrated knife into 3/4 inch thick slices. Place the cut side down on the same cookie sheet (no need to butter the cookie sheet again) and bake for 15 minutes longer. Turn over and bake another 5 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and store in an airtight jar. Serve with your favorite beverage.