Herbs may be added to flavor sugar which then can be used in recipes, sprinkled on cookies or added to your favorite cup of tea. They can be ground and mixed in or layered between sugar and removed before use. They make a great gift to bless someone, especially combined with a recipe for their use – or better yet, make the recipe and give both!
BASIC HERB SUGAR
1/3 cup fresh herb leaves or flowers
1 cup white granulated sugar
Mix the herb and sugar together in a glass jar or layer leaves between sugar and set aside for at least 1 week, shaking occasionally before use. Strain out whole leaves. Store in a cool place out of the light.
Try classic rose petals, peppy peppermint, subtle rose geranium leaves, any of the tangy lemon herbs such as lemon verbena, lemon balm or lemon thyme and lovely lavender flowers plus a spicy cinnamon-clove.
BASIC BUTTER COOKIES: Cream 1c butter and 1c herb sugar, then add egg and mix well. Add 2½c flour and 1tsp baking soda, then 1tsp vanilla. Roll into two logs, wrap & refrigerate overnight. Slice, sprinkle with herb sugar and bake at 350 degrees for 10 mins.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
I Peter 4:10