In ancient Greece and Rome, rosemary was commonly used in wedding bouquets as it symbolized love and union. It was thought to promote sweet dreams. Lavender was used in perfumery and for culinary purposes, and was said to be the scent that most aroused a man.
For the cookies:
3 cups flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
½ tablespoon culinary dried lavender
zest of two lemons
1 cup avocado oil
For the lavender crystals:
3 tablespoons dried culinary lavender
½ cup sugar
- Make the lavender crystals by placing the dried lavender and sugar in a food processor and processing until very smooth, about 1 minute.
- Preheat the oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl stir the flour, sugar, salt, rosemary, lavender and lemon zest until well blended. Turn the heat to low and pour in the avocado oil until all of the dry mixture is incorporated.
- Form the dough into a disk and roll out onto a lightly floured work surface unto ¼-inch thick. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter, transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and when cool enough to handle roll in the lavender crystals.
Makes about 32 cookies
This cookie recipe is from AVOCARE spokesperson, Maite Gomez-Rejón. Visit her site ArtBites here.
Photo Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net/James Barker.