Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Joan's Lemon Herb Cookies
2 1/2 cup flour
2 T dried Lemon Verbena, crushed or ( 3 Tablespoons fresh and finely chopped)
2 tsp baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp lemon extract or 1/2 tsp of each
Combine flour, verbena, baking powder, salt, and set aside.
Beat butter then add sugar and eggs and flavorings and beat. Add half of the flour, beat, and then add the remaining flour.
Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are brown. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 4 to 5 dozen small cookies.
Instead of just lemon verbena, other herbs can be substituted such as 3 tablespoons of fresh and finely chopped lemon balm.
or 3 Tablespoons of fresh mint leaves with a 1/4 tsp of mint extract and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.