Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies

The coup de maître (genius) of a much-loved cookie: able to soften the concentrated perfume of lavender while permitting a delicate floral tone to a brilliant baking classic.

These days my baking is all about the secret ingredient. Before my children taste anything, they ask, “what is in these?” When I took these cookies infused with the flowery essence of lavender to a meeting, the first person to sample asked, “what is in these?” She guessed ginger and seemed skeptical when I answered lavender. Perhaps she was thinking lavender is for lotions and soaps, not cookies. It also marries happily with chocolate and sweets.

On the other hand, my mom loving everything I make fuels my hope for a time when my herbal additions become normal. Maybe she is so accepting because she is my mom, but perhaps a day will come when there will be recognition of flavors and people will say “ahh, lavender, I love these”. For now, my quest involves a nudge with favorite cookies or brownies or cupcakes enhancing with herbs wonderful in taste and rich in benefits. When my children test, they tell me if a cookie or cake is copacetic or unpleasant, if they will eat it or not. So far, not adoring everything, occasionally they approve and that is enough, for now.

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Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings Prep Time
60cookies 25minutes
Cook Time
11minutes
Servings Prep Time
60cookies 25minutes
Cook Time
11minutes
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Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings Prep Time
60cookies 25minutes
Cook Time
11minutes
Servings Prep Time
60cookies 25minutes
Cook Time
11minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic unsalted butter, frozen softened to room temperature
  • ¼ cup powdered, dried lavender buds
  • 1 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1 cup organic dark brown sugar
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup organic all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup organic coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 10 oz milk chocolate chips
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Instructions
For lavender-infused butter
  1. In large mixing glass mixing bowl, blend softened butter and powdered lavender until well combined. This should look creamy and light brown in color.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to infuse and mellow lavender flavor in butter. Prior to making cookies the next day, remove lavender butter from refrigerator and allow to soften again to room temperature.
For cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F. To softened lavender butter, add granulated and brown sugars and cream together until well combined.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring until incorporated into butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla extract. Combine flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in small mixing bowl.
  3. Add gradually to butter, sugar, and eggs, stirring after each addition to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until just starting to brown on tops, do not over bake as cookies will become very crispy. Cool cookies on wire racks.
Recipe Notes

The day before baking cookies, prepare lavender-infused butter.

Using organic ingredients in your baked goods makes them all the more nourishing. For these cookies, use organic butter, sugar, eggs, and flour if available.

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