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I love baking and have realized it’s a form of therapy for me. Getting my hands busy in some pie crust, cookie dough, or bread dough lets my mind wander and sort through whatever is weighing on my mind. And the bonus…sweet treats to eat!

I love to taste-test the batter of whatever I’m baking, and fortunately, I have three very willing taste-testers living with me. If I need another valued opinion, I call in the big guns…our daughter Jessi and our two darling grandsons, Jackie-Boy and Hanky Pank. 

Recipe note: Jackie-Boy and Hanky Pank loved these cookies! 

Jessi's Lavender Cookies with Young Living Lavender Vitality Oil

2 sticks unsalted butter @ room temperature
1 cup superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
½ tsp. sea salt (iodized is fine)
2 free-range eggs, well beaten (grocery store bought large is fine)
2 tsp. vanilla (pure extract)
1 tsp. lavender buds ** I substituted 4 drops of Young Living Lavender Vitality Oil**
2 &  ½ cups unbleached flour (Hecker’s)

Mix well, divide dough in half and form into two rolls and chill for one hour. Roll out and use hearts, moons and star cookie cutters…or your favorite!

Bake 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees ** I baked them for 10-12 minutes, every oven is different just start watching them at 6-8 minutes.**

Recipe Tip

Remember that every oven temperature varies, depending on the type of oven (gas or electric) and the altitude.