These are chocolate and lavender cookies.
That’s right, cookies with chocolate and lavender:
The lavender I used was dried, organic lavender that I bought on a winery visit with some friends.
This is what the lavender looked like before going into the cookies:
To make the cookies, I used my basic cookie procedure with vanilla extract and water as the liquid ingredients. And I added about a tablespoon of cocoa powder.
I added the lavender after all of the other ingredients were mixed together. I prepared the lavender by breaking and pulling the purple flower pods of the lavender away from the stalks. I used about 1/4 of a cup of lavender flower pods.
I liked the way these cookies tasted. And I think the chocolate worked well with the lavender.
I took these cookies to a party at a friend’s house. Most people seemed to really like them. Some people weren’t fans. A friend of a friend at the party asked me for the recipe and said that they were going to make the cookies. The next time I saw said friend of a friend, they told me that they had indeed made the cookies and that the cookies had been well-received.
If you’re at all curious about experimenting with baking with lavender, I recommend it.
Just make sure that you’re using lavender suitable for eating.