Merry Meet witches!
I've always enjoyed cooking and baking for myself and others. Layering intention and focus into the cooking process helps to whisk a little magick into the mix and allows me to whip up tasty enchanting treats!
To celebrate Litha and the summer solstice, I chose to bake some delicious crescent moon shortbread cookies featuring two very summery flavours, lavender and lemon.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. culinary lavender mixed with organic lemon peel (lavender is great for love, friendship and harmony magick and the lemon wonderful for summer and happiness magick)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter* softened
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Lustre Dust for decoration optional, but a fun addition if you want to add some shimmer and shine)
*If you choose to infuse your treat, just replace the unsalted butter with an infused unsalted butter. You can make your own cannabutter with this recipe. I personally like to keep the cookies as is, then use a bit of culinary lavender and organic lemon peel mix in a tincture infused tea that compliments the cookies. I find it easier to control my dosage that way.
- Put on some fun tunes to put you in a positive state of mind. Your state of mind will transfer into your food. You can check out our Kitchen Witch: All You Knead Is Love playlist here.
- Clean and cleanse your space. Just like any other space in your home, the kitchen can carry unwanted energies. Tidy your space, wipe the counters and sweep your floors. Give your kitchen magick a clean space to start off with. I also like to grind a little bit of Green Moon's Culinary Lavender and Organic Lemon with an uplifting sativa or sativa dominant strain, roll it into a pinner and cleanse my space with the fragrant smoke (and of course take some hoots myself).
- Set out your ingredients and soften butter. As you set out your items you can also set your intentions. It is best to align your intentions to compliment the ingredients you are using. Because we are using lavender and lemon, I build my intentions around love, friendship and happiness and gratitude. Be specific with your intentions. I write mine into the flour with a mixing spoon before moving into step 3.
- In a small bowl, sift together flour and salt. Save for later.
- Place 1 Tbsp. of the granulated sugar, culinary lavender, and organic lemon zest in a mortar and grind lightly with the pestle. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, use a cannabis grinder like our stealth cookie grinder!
- In a large bowl, add the lavender and lemon mixture to the remaining sugar and butter. Using a mixer, blend together until smooth. Stir clockwise to draw your intentions to you, counter-clockwise to banish.
- Mix in the vanilla.
- Add the flour/salt mixture to butter mixture until it forms a dough. Shape into a disk and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 - 40 minutes.
- Get a large baking sheet and line it with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- While the oven is heating, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Use your crescent moon cookie cutter (or any other cookie cutter you like – I also used my cat, star, pig and palm cookie cutters) to make into shapes then place each moon on prepared sheet, spacing them out evenly.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.
- Once the cookies are fully cooled, use a clean artist brush to apply lustre to the cookie. Gently shake lustre dust onto a plate first so you can work it into your brush without clumping.
- Gift to your friends, family and make sure to keep a few for yourself because these cookies will send you over the crescent moon with their deliciousness.
Makes approx: 18 - 20 cookies
If you do not have all the ingredients for the above on hand, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite Litha inspired recipes that you could try instead:
- Moody Moon’s Summer Solstice Honey Cakes
- How Sweet Eat’s Grilled Peaches with Lavender Honey and Whipped Ricotta
- Bonappetit’s Shrimp and Cucumber Salad with Horshradish Mayo
- Raven & Crone’s Lavender Cheesecake (and other wonderful Litha Recipes)
- Julia’s Album – Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Spicy Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
- Inspiralized – Easy Cucumber Noodles in Tahini Sauce
- Mom’s Need to Know – Sweet Potato Fries (Vegan)