Cozy Cookies aka Lavender Herb Cookies

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While shopping at Trader Joe’s I passed by the spice rack. I grabbed what I thought was Herbes de Provence (herb of Provence) and kept on shopping. When I got home, I realized that I didn’t just buy herb of Provence but it also had lavender in the mix! For a split second, I was annoyed with myself for not reading the label (which I [almost] always do) but quickly got over it when I realized how many recipes I could come up with. I was stoked! So stoked that I became intimidated by it. The Herbes de Provence Lavender (made up of sage, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, savory, basil, and lavender) sat in my lazy Susie for nearly a month!

On rare afternoon I was craving cookies. Now, I don’t buy cookies but I like them. Who doesn’t?! I’m not the kind of person that needs sugary treats in my home (thankfully) but I do crave sweets sometimes. So, I’m home, craving cookies with no intentions on leaving the house. The only logical thing to do was bake cookies! I usually keep dark chocolate chips in my refrigerator (for protein balls or protein shakes) and flour to make sauces, so I was ahead of the game. I wanted something more than just a chocolate chip cookie and that is when I remembered I had Herbes de Provence Lavender in my lazy Susie!

A few years ago I came up with a Green Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that had just rosemary in it. So good! This time around something told me that the Herbes de Provence Lavender was going to kick these cookies up a notch. Boy, oh boy, was I right!

These cookies are herb-y and the lavender adds a nice, charming undertone to each bite. They are not overly sweet but will satisfy your sweet tooth. Taste the raw batter (no eggs in this recipe so it’s safe!). If you want it sweeter then simply add more sweetener. I call these cozy cookies because they are warm and include lavender, which is known to have a calming side effect. If you up north (USA) like me, these are sure to satisfy the winter blues!

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Enjoy these non-traditional cookies with a cup of cool almond milk, warm chamomile tea, your besitie, your babies, your lover or your midnight wine! I wonder what grandma would say?!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour*
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Herbes de Provence Lavender
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar, or more for desired sweetness
  • ½ cup dark choclate chip chunks
  • 1 ½ tsp [ Ener-G Egg Replacer + 2 tbsp warm water (or 1 flax egg)

*Note: If you dont mind the gluten and you have all-purpose flour, use that.

**Note: Feel free to add an extra teaspoon of edible lavender buds for more of a lavender taste!

Instructions

  1. Add the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in a separate bowl- except the egg replacer, if using. Mix each well then combine wet and dry ingredients together.
  2. Now add the chocolate. The ener-g egg replacer mixture goes in last, if using.
  3. Now, place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, scoop about a tablespoon or less of cookie dough on the sheet. Give about an inch space between each cookie.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden.

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