Donna's Sugar Cookies With Lavender Flowers

Published On: Jun 16 2009 04:17:40 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 16 2009 04:19:15 AM CDT

The lavender flowers add a subtle sweet fragrance to these extra good sugar cookies. The lavender is not essential to the recipe but it does make them special.

(Note that these cookies have no redeeming health benefits but they do taste good!)

1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup powdered sugar 2/3 cup canola oil 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers, ground or crushed 4-1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup colored sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie baking sheet.

In a large bowl or a large food processor, cream butter, sugar, and powdered sugar until light. Add oil, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar, and lavender flowers. Mix well. Add flour and blend well.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Dip in colored sugar, place on cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass. (If dough is too sticky to handle, chill in the refrigerator for an hour.)

Bake for 10-15 minutes or just until beginning to brown. Do not over bake. Remove from pan and cool on a rack.

Serves 60

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories: 95 Fat, gm.: 1 Protein, gm.: 12 Carbs, gm.: 15 Cholesterol, mg.: 0 Fiber, gm.: 5