Today I decided to make a special treat with our fresh lavender. I absolutely love the versatility of lavender. It can brighten up any baked treat or add a unique twist to a savory dish. For my Bachelorette party last year my girls took me to this cute place in downtown Fullerton called the Tranquil Tea Lounge where I discovered the most amazing White Chocolate Lavender Scones. I decided to recreate them into cookies and they turned out so good. Soft cookies with a hint of floral lavender are complimented by creamy white chocolate chips creating a unique twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh lavender (or you can use dried)
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and lavender. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time and mix until combined. In small batches, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out tablespoon size portions of cookie dough onto sheets.
Recipe Adapted from Pass the Sushi