March 5, 2022

Scented Geraniums

We are excited this year to be able to offer you 17 different varieties of scented geraniums! Scented geraniums are good for lots of different things. You can use them in flower planters and just enjoy their scent. You can use them and make potpourri or sachets. ( We have a class coming up to learn how to do this) Another way to use them is to cook with them. You can use them in sugars, cookies, cakes, jellies, teas and more! You can see all the scented geraniums we have to offer on our website! Some of the scented geraniums we have are in very limited quantities since this is our first year carrying some varieties! If you would like more information about our class about learning how to make potpourri, that is on our website too! I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Citrus Scented Geranium Cookies
(You can use any scented geranium leaves you want)

1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons finely chopped lemon-, lime-, or orange geranium petals
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 to 3 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in the egg, geranium leaves, lemon juice and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
2. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. cookie cutter dipped in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Brush over cooled cookies. Yield: 3 dozen.