Lavender Cookies

2 sticks butter or margarine, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. dried lavender buds
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Cream the butter, sugar, and salt until light. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add in the flour using low speed just until the dough is starting to form. Sprinkle in the lavender fold in gently. Divide the dough into two rounded sections. Wrap well in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Placed one of the chilled dough sections on a floured surface. Roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin, taking care not to overwork it. Cut the dough into desired shapes and place them 1/2 inch apart on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes until just golden brown. Cool on rack.