Reta's Lavender Rose Russian Teacakes

from Pueblo Herb Society’s Publication "The Thymes"

Delicate rose and aromatic lavender are a match made in heaven for this sweet & crunchy cookie for teatime - or any time!

Ingredients:

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1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped almonds
Scant tablespoon lavender buds
1 teaspoon dried rose petals
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Cream together butter, sugar and almond flavoring.

Add flour, salt, almonds, lavender, rose petals and nutmeg. Mix well.

Roll dough into 1″ balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 9-10 minutes. Roll in additional confectioner’s sugar while still warm.