Lavender Sugar Cookies

Here is a lavender cookie recipe with just a hint of lavender. I like them better than regular sugar cookies.

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Don't preheat your oven at this time. This cookie needs to be chilled for 4 or 5 hours or overnight.

3/4 cup of shortening or butter
2 cups of white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chopped dried lavender buds
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream sugar and shortening.
Add eggs and vanilla to creamed mixture.
Mix flour, baking powder, salt. lavender and set aside.
Stir baking soda into buttermilk.
Add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to creamed mixture.
Mix well.

Chill lavender cookie dough for 4 or 5 hours.

Lightly flour your work surface. Not enough flour will make them stick and too much will make them hard to roll out and make them tough. I sprinkled the top of the dough with lavender sugar so the rolling pin wouldn't stick. Cut with floured cookie cutters.

Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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