Lemon and Lavender Tea Cookies

Pretty as a picture and perfect for afternoon tea. These are delightful served at a baby or wedding shower, or as a sweet treat for the family

Excerpted from Dietitians of Canada, COOK! by Mary Sue Waisman © 2011 Robert Rose Inc.

Excerpted from Dietitians of Canada, COOK! by Mary Sue Waisman, photos by Colin Erricson © 2011 Robert Rose Inc.  Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

 

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cookies
Lemon and Lavender Tea Cookies
Servings
30cookies
Servings
30cookies
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Servings: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C)
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, lavender sugar and baking powder. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk and lemon extract. Pour over flour mixture and stir just until a stiff dough forms (do not over mix).
  4. Drop 1 tablespoonful (15 mL) about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Frosting
  1. In small bowl, combine icing sugar, milk, margarine and lemon extract to form a smooth, thin frosting.
  2. Drizzle frosting over cooled cookies and sprinkle with lavender buds (if using).
Recipe Notes

Per serving: Calories:  78, Fat:  2.6 g, Saturated fat:  0.4 g, Sodium:  65 mg (3% DV), Carbohydrate:  13 g, Fiber:  0 g (0% DV), Protein:  1 g, Calcium:  22 mg (2% DV), Iron:  0.4 mg (3% DV)