The Goddess Aine and Her Midsummer Lavender Cookies

Honoring the Celtic goddess Aine.

What better Goddess to honor on Midsummer than Aine, The Faery Queen of Munster?

And what better way to honor her than with these lavender cookies that bring a sense of peace and calmness not only while baking but while eating them as well?

So bake up a batch of cookies to honor the goddess Aine and spend your Midsummer night laying out on a blanket under the stars, perhaps with a bottle of lavender wine.  Relax and let the magic around you come to life.




Aine’s Midsummer Lavender Cookies

2 cups butter
5 cups sugar
8 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
½ cup finely chopped dried lavender
6 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
Lavender colored sugar sprinkles

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This recipe makes a large batch of cookies,
and with good reason – they are highly addictive!






Aine’s Midsummer Lavender Cookies

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add in all dry ingredients except lavender. Mix well.

Add in the lavender and stir just until mixed well, do not overblend.

Using a teaspoon, drop the cookies onto a cookie sheet about 3 inches apart – they will spread.

Dust cookies with lavender colored sugar sprinkles and bake 10 – 12 minutes until edges are lightly browned.

Remove from pan immediately and let cool.  Enjoy!





The Goddess Aine adds a reminder:

P. S. Don’t forget to leave a plate of  cookies
in your faery garden as an offering to the fey.

A Diva's Dish Award for: 'Aine's Midsummer Lavender Cookies'

goes to: Kerri Connor, Ringwood IL

Kerri's Prize: A Gift Certificate to take the Goddess Quiz.

Click here for print version of the recipe honoring the goddess Aine.

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