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Tyebe and I chattered about what to do for the first ever post on, “In Puursuit of Flavours” and decided on one of dad’s newest discoveries. Dad didn’t discover the recipe, mom did. Shoko gives Tyebe the “evil eye” Tyebe smiles back at Shoko.
Alright Tyebe are you ready to start on the lavender sugar? Sure am, Shoko. Have you got your fur net on your head and scrubbed your paws real well? Yes, you betcha Shoks.
Before we get started Shoks, what makes lavender so special that we’re adding it to the sugar. Glad you asked Tyebe.
Lavender looks like a purple haze but its benefits are many. Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family so we know it’s going to smell wonderful. Quit wrinkling up your nose, Tyebe. The principle benefit of lavender is the calming effect. This calming effect also helps one sleep. So I need it when Budd decides he really wants to snuggle?
Recipe for Lavender Sugar
1 Tablespoon dried lavender
2 Cups of sugar
Mix the lavender and sugar. Some recipes ask you to blend the sugar a bit. It makes the sugar granules smaller. This is not a MUST as it is easy to blend too much and have icing sugar. This has been done here and when the lavender sugar is used in a recipe the granules seem to melt just great.
That’s easy peasy. Dad put the lavender sugar in a mason jar with a tight fitting lid.
Onward to our cookies. ♫I like to eat….ya, ya, ya…munch, slurp♫
If you are like mom or dad here. they just couldn’t make shortbread….not enough liquid. So the shortbread resembled a mountain with rocks falling over the sides. Not pretty and it was so dry….yuck! Not until this shortbread recipe was a homemade shortbread cookie seen in this house. I’ll bet they would be scrumptious without the lavender too..
Lavender Shortbread Cookies
1/4 Cup of sugar and extra for dusting..the recipe calls for fine sugar for dusting…that’s an extra
that doesn’t get done here but you can try.
1/2 Cup of softened butter…No jumping on it….try softening in the microwave.
3/4 Cup of flour
We all seem to have these ingredients around. Mom decided we could use some dried cranberries on a few cookies and peanut butter chips on some o5ther ones. Yes, I did notice the small dry hill on the left in the cookie tray. It turned out well but looks kinda cwappy.
Mix all ingredients well. Flatten dough and use a bottle top or some other cookie cutter to form small shapes. Not too thick or will take longer to cook.
Cooking time is 10 minutes. Notice there are more cookies than went in the oven….Fort Meezer is a magical place, MOL
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