When I discovered this recipe for Lavender Cloud Cookies, I wanted to drop everything and make them. Everything about them appealed to me. The recipe sounded quick and easy, not to mention delicious. I found the recipe when I was researching Virginia’s lavender farms. I’d been writing about White Oak Lavender Farm, and I was curious about what other lavender farms were located in Virginia. That’s how I found The Lavender Path.
The cloud cookies remind me of meringue kisses. Both include two egg whites, sugar and flavoring. And they both go into the oven and spend the night. One of the best things about this basic recipe is its potential for adding creative touches.
If you are new to cooking with lavender, this is an excellent way to give it a test drive. You will love the light and delicate texture of these cookies. Give them a try and tell me how you liked them.
Lavender Cloud Cookies
This recipe is from The Lavender Patch website. I love its simplicity. I used chopped cranberries along with mini chocolate chips, and used a pastry bag to form small kisses.
2 egg whites
3/4 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp. dried Lavender
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped crystalized ginger or 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Beat egg whites until stiff.Add sugar gradually, while still beating on high.
3. Finely grind the Lavender. Tip the meringue base into a medium bowl and gently fold in Lavender, vanilla, chocolate and ginger/cranberries. Do not overmix.
4. Drop by small teaspoons onto a cookie sheet
lined with parchment paper.
5. Place in oven and immediately turn the heat OFF. Leave overnight, then store in airtight tin.
Makes approx. 30.