2 cups all-purpose flour
   1-1/2 tsp baking powder
      1 pinch of salt
      6 Tb butter
     1/3  cup shortening
     3/4 cup sugar
   1-1/2 tsp fresh lavender buds *
      1 egg
      1 Tb milk
      1 tsp vanilla
 Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Stir together flour, baking powder and a pinch
 of salt. Set aside. Beat butter and shortening for 30 to 60
 seconds. Add sugar and lavender buds. Beat till fluffy. Beat in egg,
 milk and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture. Beat until
 well-combined. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie
 sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes or until
 golden-brown. Serve with hot tea.
 
 * Be sure to use pesticide-free lavender from your own garden or a
 friend’s. Don't use dried lavender sold in stores; it is usually
 intended for use as pot-pourri, not consumption.