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February 10, 2021
Spice Up Your Life: Recipes from The Spice & Tea Exchange
THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE offers a variety of fine spices, handcrafted seasonings, loose-leaf teas, salts, sugars, gifts, and more! Whether you’re new to the culinary scene, own your own food service business, or are simply looking to add a bit of spice to your life, their friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect menu additions. They’re also known for over 85 handcrafted seasonings, which are hand-mixed in store daily.
Below is a recipe by Judy, the owner of the Spice & Tea Exchange in Lancaster, for her Glazed Lavender Lemon Cookies. She made them for her spring photoshoot and generously shared the whole batch with our team. It was a delicious afternoon, for sure. For more recipes using spices and sugars found at the Spice & Tea Exchange, go to their website.
Glazed Lavender Lemon Cookies
4 tsp. Lavender Flowers
¼ cup Lemon Sugar
¾ cup white sugar
8 lemons + 1 sliced for garnish
5 cups cold filtered water
Bring filtered water to a boil in a saucepan.
Add Lavender Flowers.
Remove from heat, and let steep until water starts to turn a purple color, about 12-14 mins. (If desired, add more lavender flowers to get a deeper purple hue.)
Strain lavender water through a strainer into a heat-resistant pitcher.
Add Lemon Sugar and white sugar, stirring until fully dissolved.
Squeeze lemons through a mesh strainer into pitcher. Add cold water. Taste and adjust for sweetness or tartness.
Serve chilled in four medium-sized beverage glasses.
Garnish with small slices of lemon or sprinkle a few Lavender Flowers on top.