Lavender Cookies

Cut flowers allow you to bring the beauty and fragrance of summer inside. Some flowers are also safe for culinary uses.  Give these Lavender Cookie a try for a sweet taste of summer.

2 eggs
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. lavender leaves
1-1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Confectioner’s sugar

Preheat oven to 375
Put eggs, butter, sugar and lavender (in that order) into blender and run on low until well mixed. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add other ingredients and stir until well blended. Drop dough a teaspoon at a time onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake until lightly browned. Place cookies on racks to cool.
Blend enough rosewater into confectioner’s sugar to make a smooth frosting. Ice cookies and let them set until frosting is firm

(From The Limestone Herb Company 1998 summer open house)