HERB AND SPICE COOKIES -GREEK

 

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Backstory

For best flavor, you can melt the butter or margarine over gentle heat with the herb or spice in it, cook for a few minutes, then cool in the refridgerator. Try lining a bowl with plastic wrap for the cooling--when just solidified, it can be lifted out in one hunk, instead of wastefully scraped out of a bowl which then must be washed. For crisp cookies, use real, unsalted butter. For chewier cookies, use margarine.

Ingredients

  • Herbs and Spices To Try:
  • Scented Geranium
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Lavendar Leaves or Flowers
  • Sage
  • Lemon Herbs, like lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon grass, etc.
  • Thyme
  • Ground Cloves
  • Curry Powder
  • Chinese Five-Spice Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Ground Coriander
  • Ground Cardamom
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, or Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Basic Recipe:
  • One stick butter or margarine, room temperature, infused with herb
  • One large egg
  • One cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • About 2 1/2 cups flour, more or less, depending on humidity.

Directions

  • 1. Cream butter, sugar and egg until fluffy and well mixed.
  • 2. Add soda, mix well.
  • 3. Add two cups flour and mix well.
  • 4. Turn out onto floured counter or board, and continue to knead in more flour until dough is workable and no longer sticky.
  • 5. Divide into four balls, and flatten on floured counter.
  • 6. With sharp knife, cut dough into thin wedges and place on cookie sheets.
  • 7. Bake at 375 until set but not brown. Watch carefully!
  • Flower Sugar
  • Choose the sweeter aromatic flowers to use for flavoring the sugar.
  • Use a clean pint jar with a tight fitting lid, fill the jar about 1/3 full with sugar.
  • Scatter a handfull of small flowers, florets, or petals into jar.
  • Cover the flowers with sugar so that the jar is 2/3 full.
  • Add another handful of flowers, and cover with sugar to fill the jar.
  • Leave 1/2 inch space on top.
  • Put lid on the jar and shake well.
  • Place jar in a cool, dark place for at least 2-3 weeks.
  • However, it becomes more flavorful with age.
  • * You may add more sugar to the jar as you use it, it will take on the fragrance of the jar.

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