A British friend made these for me when I visited her in 1999 and I've been making them every since. They are very buttery and spread like crazy while baking, but you can almost hear the bees buzzing on the lavender when you try one. I kept the recipe to myself for quite a while and only shared it with another friend when she remarked how good they were. Now, they are a standard in HER home and a perennial favourite at her church's bake sale! Very good when served with a cuppa hot tea, especially Earl Grey. And please don't be tempted to add salt or vanilla extract; this is just a plain buttery lavender cookie.