Thursday, June 19, 2008

cookies for your underwear drawer

White chocolate chip cookies with
lavender and candied ginger

recipe adapted from here

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. dried Lavender
1 large egg
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup oat bran
1 1/2 cups white flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 generous cup white chocolate chips
3 Tbsp. chopped candied ginger

In a large bowl, blend butter, brown sugar & lavender until smooth. Mix in egg, milk & vanilla.

In a separate bowl, blend oatmeal, flour, and baking powder together; add white chocolate chips and ginger to this dry mix.

Add dry mixture to the wet, and stir to combine.

Place dough on greased baking sheet in Tablespoon sized lumps. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.

Mmmmm...sounds lovely, right? But, lovely as a sweet treat or lovely as a bubble bath? This was my first time cooking with lavender, and as someone who enjoys girly lotions, candles, soaps, etc., it was a little crazy to have the relaxing, herby, distinct smell of lavender coming from my oven. Good news is, these cookies were quite tasty! Not-to-sweet, just crumbly enough, and just...interesting.

Friends and co-workers seemed to enjoy them as well, though most had the same initial reaction to the scent. Thus, these have been coined "Sachet Cookies." I know, this name does not make you want to drop everything and go whip these up. But trust me, they are good! The creamy, sweet white chocolate goes so well with the floral lavender, while the ginger adds that little twang of sumpin' sumpin'.

I might lighten up on the lavender next time, as it was a tad heavy-handed...still, there will be a next time. Go ahead, take that lavender out of your skivvies drawer and put it in your food (not really, silly-head! go get some from the spice aisle!)! Slashfood and The Kitchn have both recently posted lavender inspiration. See? I'm not the only crazy person eating bath products!


Tarah at Genesis of a Cook said...

Hmm, those look really good! I'll have to try!

KELLY said...

I love eating lavender! I've mentioned before that my favorite way to eat it is in butter as a dip for steamed artichokes! Yum!

Anonymous said...

I don't want those cookies near my underwear! I want them close to my mouth. Looks delicious!

Sarah R said...

I planted lavender this year without a clue what to do with it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

coincidentally, i just had a honey lavendar milkshake today and it was delicious. now i'm more curious about the flower. cute blog, i chuckled at the title.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

What an interesting flavor combination! I haven't cooked with lavendar before either. (And your title made me think that you'd pulled out the butt-shaped cookie cutter again.)

Anonymous said...

they look awesome, Steph!

Butterscott said...

I had a sample and they were delicious!...don't forget to shake them out before you put them on!!