Thursday, August 8, 2013

lavender and oatmeal cookies

I haven't baked anything for more than month and figured it was time to test out another recipe with my lavender. This one may be the winner for me, the chocolate in these cookies give a really nice balance with the lavender. There is a sad amount of oatmeal in these cookies but it is in there so they are almost healthy!

What you need: (makes 26 cookies)
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour ( note 1cup of only white would be fine)
2 Tbsp oatmeal flour (to make grind up 3 tbsp oatmeal in a coffee grinder and measure out 2 tbsp)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp loose lavender, put into a coffee grinder, and ground up.
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi or dark chocolate chips

How to make:
Combine flours, oatmeal flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside. Soften butter and add sugar and beat until fluffy with an electric mixer. Add in lavender, vanilla and egg and beat well. Gradually add in flour mixture and stir until well combined. Mix in chocolate pieces by hand.

Cover with plastic and let chill, a few minutes or until dough is easier to roll into balls. When I made the dough it was quite sticky don't add extra flour you want chewy cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment ( please do this I was lazy and had melted chocolate all over my cookies sheets...) Roll dough into 1 tbsp sized balls and set about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Let the cookies cool for at least 3 minutes on cookies sheet before transferring to a cooling rack (another important step, they are way to soft and puffy right out of the over to move)

Overall these cookies are very soft and chewy and there is a lot more chocolate than dough in each cookies they were so so good! I am thinking I will use this as a base for more cookies they turned out so well.

7 comments:

  1. Chocolate and lavender - fab combination. I haven't tried to cook/bake with lavender before. These look yummy and anything the chocolate ratio is high is good in my books!

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  2. I love lavender in everything as I am sure you know! This is fantastic and Im still obsessed with your blog girl! Keep it up and I can't wait to check in again

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  3. omg!!! i can just smell these!! aaahhh! love the lavender and chocolate chip combo!!

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  4. satinandsalt@hotmail.com so looking forward to hearing from you

    -Nico

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  5. this looks amazing!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  6. Ooooh, you are an edible flower loving lady after my own heart! These sound so, so wonderfully tasty! I've made lavender and chocolate ice cream before, but don't recall tossing lavender into my cc cookie batter (I did do white chocolate and rose petals once though...really good!) - next time I have some lavender on hand, this is sooo happening! :)

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. The ice cream you made sounds amazing, so glad to hear you made the rose and chocolate cookies!

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