makes: 36 cookies

12 sprigs fresh lavender
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
grated rind of 2 lemons
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
hazelnuts to decorate

Preheat oven at 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Peel off lavender florets. Cream butter and sugar. Add lemon zest, juice and vanilla. Beat in egg. Blend in dry ingredients. Dough will be sticky. Drop by teaspoon onto the cookie sheet. Top with hazelnuts. Bake 15 minutes until light gold.
This is a specialty recipe from the Avonlea West Island Retreat
Mayne Island , British Columbia