In case you need another cookie recipe…

…Lavender Sugar Cookies to the rescue!

Lavender Sugar Cookies

Lavender Sugar Cookies

And here is the recipe:

1 lb butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. powdered sugar

Blend above, well.

2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Blend in well.

4 1/2 c. flour
2 Tbsp. pulverized, food-grade lavender blossoms
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar

Sift above and mix in, well. Drop by teaspooon onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with glass dipped into sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Mmm!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture – I’ve Been Baking!

Lavender sugar cookies. The house smells divine.

But I’ve loaded almost all those wonderful cookies into zipper bags to donate to a charity. (I saved a small set for a son whose wife is on vacation . . . )

You see, I have joined in with a group of blogger ladies from all over our fair state to make a bake sale happen. The purpose is raising money to help feed the hungry. I love this idea. I, from the working class, make ritzy cookies and wealthy people from a wealthier culture pay too much for them. Then the money goes to buy sensible food for those in another culture who are struggling to find even a bite to eat. It just seems to jive.

So, here is the photo!

The Cookies!

The Cookies!

And here is the recipe:

1 lb butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
Blend above, well.
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend in well.
4 1/2 c. flour
2 Tbsp. pulverized, food-grade lavender blossoms
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Sift above and mix in, well.
Drop by teaspooon onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with glass dipped into sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Mmm!

Oooh-La-Lavender!

The Fun Part

lavender, lace, etc.

Lavender, Lace, Etc.

How I love preparing for a big project! I think being prepared is one of my favorite pastimes. Of course, it doesn’t hurt a bit that I found most of this grand collection of fabrics for free or at most, $1 per yard at garages sales. Wow.

Not only that, but most of it was neatly folded, just as you see here, and to top that off, clean and tightly-packed in zipper-type bags, smelling of newness and all things nice. Ha! So much fun to find all this lavender-ness standing in line, jumping up and down, crying, “Pick ME! Pick ME!”

Add to that the obvious, my huge collection of actual lavender blossoms, themselves, which you may view here, and you can see I am right on ready.

I am pretty good at staying ready. I am not always so sure for what. How about you?

This time, though, I am sure. I must make as many lavender things as I can, to attempt some sales at a festival in a couple of weeks. So, you might as well ready yourself for lots of purple posts. Ha.

Probably won’t sell much, but these things always make great gifts, and for any birthday, etc., that happens along, I will be . . .

. . . READY!