{Lavender Lovelies}

These little treasures are so simple to make and so delicious, I found them over at cooks republic, they have a slightly crisp outside and a chewy middle, divine and the perfect cookie for the moment as I've come over a bit nana. I got my crochet bag back out last weekend so i've been busy making granny squares, yesterday I had a major mind blank and couldn't think of the word 'exclusion' and this weekend we visited an open garden, all things you might expect your nan to do so these little lavender lovelies really suit my current headspace.

If you have a lavender bush in your garden (or there is one around the corner lush and growing over a fence!) then I reckon you should whip up a batch of these, not many of them have made it into the biscuit tin, I might have to go for another "walk" later.

...the cookies
100g unsalted butter, softened
90g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
150g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon fresh lavender flowers

Preheat the oven to 150 and line a baking tray with baking paper. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until pale. Mix the dry ingredients with the lavender flowers (just the delicate little petals at the end) and stir into the butter mixture to make a crumbly dough. Shape into small walnut sized balls and put them on the prepared baking tray. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.


  1. These are lovely! I adore purple and there isn't enough purple food to go around. Do you know if all lavenders edible or just special species? I've never eaten lavender before but I bet these would go perfectly with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

  2. the ones I used were just your everyday run of the mill style lavender, you just pick off the tiny petals, they are so good and would absolutely rock it with a cup of earl grey !

  3. Lovely lovely lovely. BTW, we call that 'not being able to think of a word' thing word salad. And do you think you can virtually teach me to crochet?

  4. Hey Lucy, I can point you in the direction, I taught myself with Meet Me At Mikes online tutorial, I might point out I am not at all crafty so it took a while to get the hang of it but now its easy, here you go... go forth and create granny squares, its lots of fun :)


  5. Yum, sadly our lavender bush has bitten the dust but I think Mum has some, fancy giving these a go:) Am actually tempted to try crochet, do you think it is easier than knitting? I want to be crafty but knitting just makes me feel (and look) inept!

  6. Gorgeous! I bet they smell heavenly. We don't have any lavender, but it does seem to grow pretty freely here and there around the city...hmmm :)

  7. Your biscuits look so delightfully crumbly! Glad you love em as much as we do :-)

  8. Delicious looking biscuits! I think I'll have to take a walk (and forage) round the block and then add these to the list of things I want to make this weekend!


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