Ginger and Lavender Ice Cream Sandwich
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Honey-Lavender Ice Cream:
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon honey
3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
Combine milk, cream, lavender, and 1/2 cup sugar in large heavy saucepan.
Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean and add to mixture.
Gradually whisk into egg yolk mixture; return mixture to same pan.
To make cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack in middle position.
Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add egg, molasses, and buttermilk.
Sift together flour, ginger, soda and salt.
Add to cream mixture in 3 installments.
Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake 15-20 minutes.