Good morning! I'm so happy to have Malori from Sunday Morning Sugar here today to share a yummy recipe with you! Sometimes I think we forget how talented and "crafty" people are in the kitchen. Some of the most creative people I know flourish in the kitchen! So, I'm happy that Malroi was eager to add a little twist to my month of celebration!
I’m so excited to be here today on Donna’s Decembers doing this little guest post. I usually blog over at Sunday Morning Sugar so if you like what you see, be sure to stop by and say hello :).
When Liz emailed me and asked me to come up with something crafty, my mind instantly went to food! I don’t know about you, but the idea of a crafty evening sans delicious snacks sounds awful. I’ve been thinking about great recipes for nights spent crafting and I found some simple ideas that you can use to spice up your next crafty gathering.
(Could I have said the word craft any more in that paragraph? I think not…)
Finger foods that don’t make a mess are really the best for these sorts of gatherings. You don’t want something that takes away from your focus and you learned your lesson about messy foods when you ruined Great Grandma Ruth’s scrapbook with your Sloppy Joe.
The ultimate finger food is a cookie. Some of you may disagree but you’re clearly wrong and I’m right ;). I really don’t think you can go wrong when you have a cookie in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. So today I’m going to share with you a recipe for lavender chocolate chip cookies. I found it last year and made them for my family for Thanksgiving and they were a hit. Something about baking with lavender is like smoking crack for my dad and I. We really can’t get enough of it. So here goes…
Lavender Chocolate-Chip Cookie
Makes: 8 servings.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried lavender, lightly crushed
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups (about 6 ounces) semisweet and/or dark chocolate chunks
1. Heat oven to 325°. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, with electric mixer, beat butter, both sugars and lavender until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; mix until fully incorporated. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chunks.
2. Roll the dough into balls (about a tablespoon each) and place on a cookie sheet. Cook for about 10-12 minutes
I can’t remember where I found the original recipe for this but it was originally supposed to be a giant cookie-cake situation. I think it’s much better in smaller doses :).
I hope you enjoy these cookies and your craft month!!