“Lavender Ginger Sugar Cookies for Amy”

2 cups   unbleached flour

2 tablespoons  dried lavender

½ teaspoon  baking powder

¼ teaspoon  salt

16 tablespoons  unsalted butter (2 sticks)  softened

1cup  granulated sugar

1tablespoon  light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

½ cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Turbanado  sugar (sugar in the raw) for rolling cookies in

Heat oven to 375*

1. Whisk flour, lavender, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

2. In kitchen aid, with paddle, beat butter, sugar, brown sugar until fluffy, add egg, vanilla and ginger.  Add dry ingredients, beat until just mixed

3. Put sugar for rolling in, in a small bowl.  Roll about a tablespoon of dough in a ball and then roll in sugar. (kind of press it in).  Place on cookie sheet.  Butter the bottom of a drinking glass and press the cookies till about ¾ inch thick.

4. Bake until golden brown around edges. 15 to 18 min. Cool on cookie sheet about 3 min.

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