Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lavender White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Have you ever bought something that got you really, really, really excited and then realized amidst your personal celebration that no one else probably would ever be as excited as you are over your purchase?  Yes, that was me last weekend when I stumbled across culinary grade Lavender in World Market.  I was practically giddy with my fragrant spice find, and immediately starting planning out all possibilities and flavor combinations my new purchase could take me.   I also picked up some vanilla beans which doubled my excitement as I gleefully skipped to the cash register.  (More to come on that)

Lavender is a member of the large mint family, and therefore lends itself to savory dishes as well as sweet desserts. There are many possibilities because lavender is sweet with a citrus note.  Lavender is also known as a calming and relaxing herb.  I have two friends who I immediately thought a Lavender recipe would be perfect for.   Both of their lives are going to get quite busy in the next few weeks and I thought a little bit of Lavender with its tranquil qualities would be exactly what they needed! 


1/2 cup unsalted butter (8 tbsp or 1 stick)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp dried culinary Lavender
1 large egg
2 1/4 tbsp skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup old fashion oatmeal
1.5 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup white chocolate Ghirardelli chips (about half a package)


Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl with a hand mixer blend butter, brown sugar and Lavender until smooth.  Then add the egg, skim milk and vanilla.

In another bowl mix oatmeal, flour and baking powder together.  Then add in the white chocolate.  Add all of these ingredients to the other bowl.

Mix both blends together until it forms a soft dough.  Spoon dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.  Bake 10-14 minutes until lightly golden!

I hope these bring tranquility and relaxation to you, they did to me!  Follow me on Twitter @CheesePlease531 for general cheesy updates and tweets!


  1. Such a great gift to receive before my 7 hour drive home. I had one from breakfast, a morning snack, an afternoon snack......ok too many but they are so good! My mom had one too and she loved them and she's not even a dessert person! A winner in this house!

  2. I am sooooo happy you liked them!!! And bonus points that Jamie approves too!

  3. Jess, I loved my cookie. Where could i get the lavender cause I have no world market around?

  4. If I can't find a special ingredient locally, my go to is always Amazon. They have quite a few culinary lavender options online. Glad you loved the cookies!

  5. These cookies look so good Jess! Perfect recipe for the fall. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

  6. Mmm I love me savory cookies. These sound so good. As soon as I find lavender I'm trying this! (p.s. the boxes are too cute!)

  7. When you say 1/2 brow sugar.. How am i supposed to understand that? How much? Cant wait to try them..

  8. Ditte, thanks for pointing that out! I meant 1/2 cup of brown sugar. It is fixed now on the recipe!