Lavender White Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Erin

Transform your favorite, chewy chocolate chip cookie into a white chocolate dream laced with scents of lavender. These lavender white chocolate chip cookies will be devoured!

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Like many people during this time of year, I find myself bookmarking cookie recipe after cookie recipe because all of my favorite bloggers are in full swing holiday baking mode! Thankfully the wonderful ladies behind Love & Olive Oil (Lindsay) and The Little Kitchen (Julie) thought up a great idea back in 2011 where you send and receive cookies to and from 3 different bloggers. It’s like a cookie exchange with a bit of Secret Santa mixed in because you don’t know who or what you are going to get. And now it’s time for the big reveal – welcome to the 5th annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! I hope you have your fat pants and a glass of milk ready.


Since my favorite chocolate chip cookies also happen to be one of the most popular recipes on my blog, I decided to whip up a different version for my recipients using the lavender I bought while on my trip to San Juan, WA this past summer! The aroma of the lavender paired with white chocolate was a dream. After stealing one for myself (thank goodness it made 3 dozen + 1) these babies were shipped off to Meghan (Cake ‘n Knife), Michelle (The Brooklyn Cook), and Bree (Baked Bree). Sadly the postman was not kind, made evident from photos upon their arrival. But the pieces were devoured just as quickly as if they were whole!

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Meanwhile, I received Lebkuchen drop cookies from Lora (Diary of a Mad Hausfrau) which reminded me of gingerbread cookies with slightly different spices, Chocolate chip peppermint crunch cookies from Lisa (Blogghetti) which I devoured despite my usual avoidance of peppermint in baked goods, and Earl grey chocolate chip cookies from Jenni (The Gingered Whisk) which was a great flavor addition to a traditional cookie recipe. Thank you all for the delicious cookies you sent packaged so expertly!

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One year ago: Christmas Wreath Pizza Ring

Two years ago: Eggnog Snickerdoodle Blondies

Five years ago: Brownie Covered Oreo Pops


Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies


2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1-1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 egg + 1 yolk, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp culinary lavender

3 cups white chocolate chips


  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, extracts, and zest until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients in three batches until just blended. Fold in the chips by hand.
  3. Rolls 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball that is slightly taller than wide and place on a plate or tray. Cover tightly and chill for at least 2 hours, but overnight for best results (I’ve refrigerated for up to a week).
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats (or parchment paper); set aside.
  5. Place cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges are barely golden (will look underbaked). Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Source: Adapted slightly from my White Chocolate Chip Orange Creamsicle Cookies.

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CakeSpy December 18, 2015 - 10:42 am

These are so elegant and lovely!!! I love the idea of white chocolate and lavender.

spiffycookie December 18, 2015 - 10:52 am

Thanks Jessie!

Michelle December 17, 2015 - 9:30 pm

Your cookies were amazing! I was so happy to receive them :D

spiffycookie December 18, 2015 - 10:34 am

You’re very welcome!

Meghan @ Cake 'n Knife December 16, 2015 - 5:24 pm

These were SO SO SO good! Even if the postman was mean about the delivery, I gobbled up every last crumb!

spiffycookie December 17, 2015 - 7:22 am

Yay I’m so glad Meghan!

Sarah E. December 16, 2015 - 12:27 pm

I don’t know what it is about the postmen/women, but they have gotten so hateful lately. My postman practically chucks my packages at the door, bangs on my door, and then runs back to his mail truck. “Bout drives me bonkers. I always like when the substitute postman comes because he’s super friendly and courteous, which is rewarded with me being polite and friendly back at him.

Anyways…enough of that, your cookies look incredible!! I’ve never had lavender in a cookie, but I bet it’s delish!

spiffycookie December 16, 2015 - 1:05 pm

I’ve had pretty good luck with post-people delivering stuff to my home but the other end, not so much. I know they have to deal with a lot of grumpy people so it may just rub off.


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