I declare this to be the “Summer of Lavender!” I just cracked open my tin of organic culinary lavender from Pelindaba Lavender on San Juan Island, and I plan to play around with it in my recipes all summer long. Bonus: My house is going to smell so fragrant!
My love affair with lavender had a chilly start. One spoonful of Snoqualmie French Lavender ice cream and it was all over. Lavender is actually an incredibly versatile herb. It doesn’t get enough play, in my opnion. It’s my mission to give the lovely lavender the attention it deserves. Now I can’t stop running through all the lavender recipe possibilities in my head. I want to make everything all at once! However, I decided to take it slow and start with something basic: Lavender Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.
I’ll see you in heaven because, honestly, you are going to die when you try these! It smells like a lavender field has been growing in my oven. The flavor in the cookie is subtle but unmistakeable. In fact, it’s quite possible this is the most refreshing cookie I’ve ever tasted! I can’t wait for you to try it.
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Recipe modified from Happy Valley Lavender
(makes about 2 dozen)
1/2 cup butter (room temp)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. dried culinary lavender
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups white flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 350.
2. In medium sized bowl, mix butter, sugars and lavender until smooth. Add egg, milk and vanilla to the bowl and beat until incorporated.
3. In larger bowl, blend oatmeal, flower and baking powder. Pour in butter/sugar mixture and chocolate chips. Stir until it forms a soft dough.
4. Roll teaspoon of dough into a ball in your hand and flatten, place on baking tray. Continue until tray is full.
5. Bake 10-12 minutes for soft cookies. Pull out of oven and let sit for a few minutes. Put cookies on wire rack to cool.