Lavender cookies

Lavender sugar cookies and the love for dishes!

(large platter from Gatherings in Georgetown, coffee cup and saucer from Athropologie)

This post is not just about the love of a buttery lavender cookie but the china it is set upon!

I am absolutely obsessed with a little antique store in Georgetown Texas called Gatherings.  Every time I shop there, I inevitably come home with a platter or dish like the one above.  There is something so special about taking time in the kitchen making something delicious but then presenting it in a unique and beautiful way. I also wonder who the owner was before me and how it was lovingly used.  One day, my wish is for my girls to use my dishes and remember the little things that give us comfort in life.

I especially love unique little recipes like this one to surprise guests with something a little different than what they are used to.  Don’t you just love the little flowers that adorn this old platter?  I have a china cabinet full of unique dishes.  Over the years I have realized how much I love food photography and probably have that in mind when I purchase a beauty like this one.  I hope you enjoy the recipe: adapted from Martha Stewart

Ingredients:

2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup of sugar(you can also use lavender sugar for a stronger flavor)

1 egg

1 TBL vanilla extract

1  TBL lavender extract

1 tsp salt

Directions:

Lovingly cream the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer until smooth.  Add the flour a little at a time alternating the wet ingredients.

Shape the dough into a disk and wrap in saran wrap.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Freeze for 15 minutes(this helps the dough keep its shape when baking).

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Let cool before icing.

Icing:

1 cup powdered sugar and 1/4 cup water.  Sprinkle with edible lavender and enjoy!

Make sure to set your table with your favorite china and coffee.  Add flowers to add comfort and magical smells.  I love stock,  lilies and dainty little roses.

 

 

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