Friday, April 03, 2009

Oatmeal Blueberry cookies with Lavender & White Chocolate


Friday! And that means, in my ideal posting routine, something sweet. I made these yummy cookies from a recipe over at Life, Lightly Salted (go there for the original recipe with US measurements) for my sister's birthday party and they were definitely a hit. The lavender is quite unexpected, but goes very well with the blueberries!

Oatmeal Blueberry cookies with Lavender & White Chocolate
about 40 cookies

175 ml brown sugar r
220 g butter, softened
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
750 ml oats
310 ml flour
90 g dried blueberries
1 tsp dried lavender buds, ground in a pestle and mortar
200 g white chocolate, coarsely chopped

Heat the oven to 175°C. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, then add the baking soda, vanilla and salt. Stir in the eggs and make sure you have a smooth batter.

Add oats, flour, lavender, blueberries and white chocolate. Shape the dough into small balls, and place on a baking sheet - leave room between the cookies, they will spread some.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Leave to cool on a rack.

Recipe in Swedish:
Havrekakor med blåbär, lavendel och vit choklad


Anonymous said...

Det där lät både gott och lite lyxigt!! Ha en toppenfin helg!

Anonymous said...

hi anne!

thank you so much for that recipe, it was exactly what i needed after a very stressful day. it was done in no time and now the whole house smells a little vanilla-lavenderish plus the whole family agrees that these are probably the best cookies i've ever made ;) hope your weekend started just as well.


Jon Åslund said...

This sounds awesome. Where do you buy dried lavender buds? Normal stores in Sweden like ICA, Konsum?

Anne said...

Jon, not likely. I bought mine from a spice shop in Hötorgshallarna, and other spice shops probably have some as well.

Katie said...

These sound wonderful and quite unusal. I love the idea of the lavender with the blueberries.

Colours and Textures said...

This sounds a lovely combination with the blueberries that I would like to try. I grow lavender in the garden and dry some buds which will last all year round and more as I ocaisionally make lavender cookies.

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

One for the notebook - a great use for lavender when in season.

Jeanne said...

Great combination of flavours - I love the lavender in there.