Lavender Oat Cookies

1/3 cup unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
2/3 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp agave syrup or honey
1tbsp milk
1 tsp lavender leaves, removed from stem and chopped finely
1 tsp lavender flowers, removed from the flower spike and left whole
1 tsp lime zest

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a baking sheet with butter. Line with baking parchment.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl, add the oats and sugar and mix well. In a small pan, melt the butter over low heat with the agave syrup or honey and milk. Stir until well incorporated. Add the butter mix to the flour, oats, sugar and lavender leaves, mixing well. Remove from heat and stir in the lavender flowers and lime zest.

Scoop large spoonfuls of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and shape into rounds. Place in the oven and bak for 10 to 13 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes, then lift onto a wire rack to cool.

Recipe adapted from Jekka’s Herb Cookbook by Jekka McVicar.