Chocolate & Lavender Cookies

 

Chocolate and Lavender Cookies @createdbydiane

So I was glancing through photos with my youngest today and apparently my  hair in the late 80′s looks like I belonged in a rock band.

He didn’t even think it was me,

he couldn’t stop laughing when I told him it was me.

So next up was showing him a photo of himself just a few years ago and well the laughter began again.

I just love going through old photos with my kids.

I fear I will not keep up with albums, and that everything will be all digital,

I kinda like that albums are tangible….what I don’t like it now having to sort through the many, many photos on the computer and then ordering them and deciding what I was in an album, digital or paper.

I’m confused, what to do….tell me I’m not alone.

What will memories e for my kids when they are older and have kids of their own?

The best question to ask at this time is, WHY am I even worried about this? Am I part of the worry generation, we want everything just right for our kids…have I gone nuts.

Bring me back to reality and tell me your solution to photos in this faced paced digital age!

While we try to figure it all out together…let me share these really fun cookies with you…

They are chocolate and lavender cookies with lavender icing and well….

trust me….they are great!

 

I’ve been  hooked on lavender lately, like with this Lavender Iced Tea, Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Chocolate Chunk Frozen Yogurt.

Chocolate & lavender cookies @createdbydiane

The cookies are super-yummy all on their own, but really they look NAKED!

So I dressed them all up it a smooth and delicious lavender icing….in the perfect shade of lavender of course.

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Chocolate & Lavender Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup Hershey’s Cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 12 drops lavender extract (I used Star Kay White)
lavender Icing
Instructions
  1. In mixer, cream butter with sugar.
  2. Add egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt along with vanilla mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Roll out in between wax paper sheets and cut with cookie cutter.
  5. Place cookies on parchment lined sheets.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes

5.0 from 1 reviews
Lavender Icing
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • 12 drops lavender extract
  • 1drop Regal Purple Americolor Coloring
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients until smooth.
  2. Place icing into a piping bag fitted with #3 tip and pipe icing on cooled cookies.

 

Allow the icing to dry completely before stacking or wrapping cookies. I often allow 24 hours.

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Today, I’m going to sit with my non-80′s hair and maybe go through and album or two to remind me of just how fast trends change and wonder what will be next..

want to make any predictions?

 

 

Tell me if you have used lavender extract before, I’d love to see what you have made with it.

 

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  1. 1

    I’m SO behind on albums it’s frightening. I need maybe an entire weekend alone or even a week to get it all sorted out and then someone to buy them for me because i’m sure it’ll cost a pretty penny. Pass me a gorgeous cookie to calm me? :)

  2. 3
    Maria Tadic says:

    These cookies look so cute! Love them!

    I think that real tangible albums are awesome. Whenever I go home, I pull out some of my parents albums from when I was a kid…it’s fun to look at. Not only the pictures, but knowing my Mom made those albums. It’s more than just a picture book. Ive been trying to do the same – keeping a scrap book – its hard. But I find myself enjoying that way more than clicking through face book photos.

  3. 4

    I had a chocolate lavendar bar the other day, and it was so unusual and delicious! It makes me REALLY want to try these cookies!

  4. 6

    You make the prettiest cookies, Diane. Your cutouts are always so beautifully perfect. :)

    I’m guilty of not creating albums, which is sad because there are so many images that I’ve forgotten about that are on disk. I miss my mother’s organized and beautifully laid out photo albums. I really do need to get mine together. Thanks for mentioning it – on my to-do list to get started so we can enjoy them now.

  5. 8

    I love these pretty cookies!

    I keep telling myself I need to do something with all my photos before I croak. I don’t see much movement in either direction. :)

    Before my mother died she made two scrapbooks for each child and I treasure mine.

  6. 10

    Oh these are so pretty, I just love this recipe :)

  7. 11

    I’m not a huge fan of lavender but these cookies caught my eye. So pretty!

  8. 12

    Diane! Rejoice in technology! I’m so envious of the computer generation and iPhoto! I have old yellowed photos of my boys growing up. Now, you load them onto your computer and they are preserved forever! To print out beautifully as you please! So wonderful!!

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  1. […] As I slowly turn the lazy-susan I smoothen the frosting with a large offset spatula and then piped dots with the same piping bag I used to make a damn for the filling on the top and bottom edge of the cake. I like the simplicity of the cake but wanted to add something pretty on top, so I went to my yard to check out what flowers I could use…lavender was the perfect option it looks pretty without worrying about it wilting and the contrast of the lavender and yellow is the perfect combo I think. I love lavender. I’ve made Lavender Lemonade, Lavender Scones and Chocolate Lavender Cookies. […]

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