Lavender Lemonade and Lavender cookies

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

The perfect combo for any summer gathering. The coupling of Lemon and Lavender is enchanting


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Ingredients

LAVENDER LEMONADE

2 1/2 c
water
1 1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
lavender flowers
2 1/2 c
water
1 c
lemon juice
ice cubes

LAVENDER COOKIES

1/2 c
shortening
1 1/2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
1 c
sour cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract or lemon extract
2 3/4 c
flour
1/2 tsp
each: baking soda, baking powder, and salt
1 Tbsp
lavender flowers (dry ir 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh)

ICING

1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
butter
1 tsp
vanilla extract or lemon extract
enough milk to make a thick frosting
1 Tbsp
lavender flowers
1
drop each: blue and red food coloring if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Lavender lemonade

First, heat the first measures of water and sugar to a boil until the sugar dissolves. Add lavender and let the mixture cool to room temperature. Strain out the lavender. In a pitcher, add lavender infusion to second measure of water and lemon juice. Stir and add more sugar to taste. Chill and serve lemonade over ice.
Serves 6-8
2
Lavender cookies

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs together, add sour cream and vanilla. Stir in sifted dry ingredients including flowers. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight in refrigerator. Drop by tablespoon on greased cookie sheet and bake 12-15 minutes at 350°F oven or when cookies are light brown & spring back when touched. Keep dough in refrigerator while baking. Cool on rack immediately.
When cool, use butter knife to ice the cookies. Store in plastic bins in a cool place.
Makes a soft cookie

NOTE: if the color of lavender doesn't leach into the icing you can add a drop of red and blue food coloring

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy