Lavender or Rosemary Cookies

May 6, 2019 | Recipes

These are a lovely, fragrant and special treat to make for Mum on Mother’s Day. Choose whether you prefer rosemary or lavender, make a nice hot cup of tea and enjoy them with Mum.


  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup soft brown or raw sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • ½ cup plain flour, sifted
  • 2 tsps custard powder
  • 1-2 tsps fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
    1-2 teaspoons dried English lavender (check that there are no additives), removed from stem and chopped


  1. Place butter and sugar in a food processor and blend until creamy
  2. Add the egg and pulse until combined
  3. Add the self-raising flour, plain flour, custard powder and either rosemary or lavender and pulse until combined
  4. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes
  5. Preheat the oven to 200⁰C
  6. Form the mixture into small balls (about 2 teaspoons of mixture), and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Press down with a fork to form a biscuit and bake for 12-15minutes or until golden.
  8. Leave to cool on the baking tray – if you can resist eating them warm – and then store in an airtight container or freeze for later.

Recipe is from Petrea’s cookbook Food for Life. The philosophy of natural, seasonal and whole foods underpins every dish in this recipe book. Good food really does nourish the spirit as well as the body.

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