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Lavender Tea Cookies

Lavender Tea Cookies

The transition from one season to the next is bittersweet. I love this time of year when fall is pending and summer lingers for a few more days. It’s the perfect weather to enjoy the porch. Consider this your invitation to drop in and try some Lavender Tea Cookies. Sit for awhile and we can share stories, a few hopes and some dreams.

Lavender Tea Cookies

Sit down and join us for some Lavender Tea Cookies. I hope you’ll stay awhile.

 Lavender grows well in our garden. It’s very easy to propagate, thus it abounds in our yard. When you brush against it, it releases a fragrance that will make you smile. I love to add lavender to a fresh flower bouquet, tuck a few sprigs in a gift basket, or feature it in pretty glasses in the kitchen window. It’s evergreen goodness gives form to the garden in all seasons. I’ve tasted a few recipes with lavender in them and have loved each one! Lavender lemonade, lavender tea bread, and peach lavender cake, to name a few.

Before I share the cookie recipe, I would like to tell you about the young baker who introduced us. It was a Wednesday night in May and we were waiting for the prayer meeting to start. Sweet hands passed me a dressed up mason jar tied with an artful tag and filled with beautiful cookies. This talented young gift giver has a servant’s heart, an engaging smile and a desire to learn and try new things.  I had shared some lavender cuttings with her family the previous year, which had grown into healthy plants in their well tended garden. She knew it was my birthday and had searched for a recipe that would include lavender.  After finding a fitting recipe, she baked them to perfection, filled the useful jar, topped it with pretty fabric, tied it with lace & ribbon, and added a book page tag to bear her calligraphy inscription.  The monogrammed old fashioned clothes pin was the perfect finishing touch. It was a very thoughtful birthday gift! I.could.not.stop.eating.them. Aren’t gifts from the heart the best?

 

Lavender Cookie gift jar

Lavender Cookies in a Mason Jar make a lovely gift tied with ribbon and lace.

 

Monogrammed old fashioned clothespin

Close up of the monogrammed clothes pin fashioned out of supplies from a creative mom’s craft box.

 

Lavender Tea Cookies

Lavender Tea Cookies taste a bit like snicker doodles. The lavender is very delicate. The cookies don’t need an icing, but it dresses them up for your party.

 

Lavender Tea Cookies
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18 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

30 minutes

4 dozen

Lavender Tea Cookies

Decadent lavender cookies topped with lemon icing and garnished with lavender buds

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, room temp.
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. lavender leaves
    Icing:
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. water (add if needed to get the right consistency for icing)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease baking sheets if needed. (I use baking stones and don't grease them)
  3. Cream sugar and butter with electric mixer or food processor until well blended. Add eggs and stir until smooth.
  4. Sift dry ingredients and mix in separate bowl.
  5. Finely chop the lavender leaves and add to dry ingredients.
  6. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
  7. Drop 1 T dough onto baking sheets.
  8. Bake 12 or more minutes until outside edges are brown.
  9. Cool completely on wire racks.
  10. Ice and garnish with fresh or dried lavender buds

Adapted from Grandma's Lavender Cookies www.cakenknife.com

This recipe reminds me of snicker doodles.

Enjoy! www.withendlessgrace.com

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Lavender Tea Cookie Gift

These cookies plated well for a thank you gift. I added a seed packet with flower seeds from the garden, a fresh rose bud and fresh lavender, plus a few chocolate chip cookies in the middle to make a full plate. (I’ll share that recipe at a later date!)

 

Lavender Tea Cookies table setting

I hope you will return and have tea and cookies with me another day. I want to hear about your hopes and dreams.

It was fun to pull out dishes that would look pretty on this piece of tapestry.  I love thinking about the people that contributed to this cozy setting. The pitcher is a treasured gift from a sweet family member, the cake plate is a gift from a dear friend, the table and chairs are a gift from family member friends, and the shabby chic chandelier is a gift from someone I bought a larger chandelier from.

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you…. making my prayer with joy….And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace….” Phillipians 1:3-7

 This is a great passage to spend some time on. Don’t take my word for it, read it for yourself and see what leaps off the page and speaks to you.

Grace to you

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4 Responses to Lavender Tea Cookies

  1. Rhonda September 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    Oh friend. Oh friend. Oh my. I’m not sure why this post has brought the tears to the eyes. Not sure why the description of your little corner of goodness hit me like that, but it is divine and the way you described it is just perfectly right.

    Imma gonna make those lavender cookies. At least I HOPE that I will.

    Wish I was on your porch right now. ♥

    • withendlessgrace September 10, 2016 at 5:02 am #

      Could this mean that you are accepting your invitation to sit on the porch and share hopes and dreams? You must come soon and update me with thoughts you will be sharing with the ladies at the conference next weekend.

      Isn’t it a marvel that we have endless hope from the one who loves us so?

      Imma gonna go on thanking Him for your friendship and pray He continues that good work in you and bring it to completion.

      Thank you my friend, for sweet encouraging words.

  2. autumn September 12, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Missy Joanne, your photos always look so inviting. Your kitchen nook always looks that inviting. No matter when I show up. Expected or not. I’ll have to come a-calling at 2am just to check…… 🙂 I assume by now those cookies have met their demise. Fall is (officially) only days away and I’m neck deep in decorating projects (threat level ORANGE!). No time for baking so I think it’s a good time to go visit Rhonda and her fresh baked lavender cookies.

    Blessings my Christian sister. I’m not tech savvy enough to know how to insert icon, so picture a little heart here 🙂

    • withendlessgrace September 12, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

      My strategy is to tempt you to drop by for a visit. I need to hear more about these decorating projects. I know how you go all out for fall!

      Rhonda can teach us both how to make the cute heart. So much to learn…

      Thank you for encouraging words. I value your friendship!
      Hugs!

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