Now that we have profiled both lavender and mint for gardening, I wanted to offer the recipe for these tender little cookies.
– Linda Nelson
Lavender Mint Tea Cookies
1/4 cup vegan butter (check out the easy recipe on our website)
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons culinary grade lavender (you can dry your own or purchase it)
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl or a stand mixer cream together the vegan butter and oil. Add the powdered sugar in 1/2 cup portions so it doesn’t fly, and beat the mixture until smooth and airy.
Add lime juice, vanilla, chopped mint, and lavender, and mix until all is incorporated.
Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and mix until smooth. Drop by the tablespoon onto a parchment or silpat-lined cookie sheet, and bake for 11 to 13 minutes, or until the edges are just beginning to turn golden.
Transfer to a rack to cool. Enjoy!
Adapted from Cheers to Vegan Sweets by Kelly Peloza.