Sunday, July 29, 2012



The inspiration behind the Lavender Cookie Bars came from the Garden and Herb Fest that I attend each year. At the fest, they had many different food items made with herbs, including the lavender cookie bars. I didn't have a recipe, and was surprised I couldn't find anything similar on the internet, so played around with a few recipes and had success. Here's a picture below of the one I had at the fest, served ice cream sandwich style.

So, off I went to my lavender patch, and came up with this recipe.

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups soft butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons chopped lavender

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, with electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in chips. Spread evenly in an ungreased 15 x 10-inch shallow-rimmed pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool in pan. Cut into bars.

I topped my bars with black cherry ice cream which is my absolute favorite flavor (strawberry and chocolate are not too far behind). I opened the box of ice cream, and quickly cut it into slices. I placed the ice cream slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and put in the freezer until solid. Then I wrapped the slices individually with wax paper, and put in zip loc bags.
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Lavender did you say? I'm definitely going to make this one. Thanks for sharing your recipe! ~ Sarah

  2. They are the prettiest bars. And they must smell heavenly while they bake!

  3. Debbie, those bars look wonderful! What a perfect summertime dessert!! The herb fest must be so fun to attend and I'll bet you learn so much. Did you see my post on Rosemary's Baby? They're yummy citrus-rosemary cookies. I love cooking with herbs, too. xo
    p.s. I love your photos so much.

  4. That beautiful ice cream is the perfect topper for those bars, Debbie! Gorgeous color and flavors.

  5. What a beautiful cake or cookie square. They would be so pretty at a baby shower. I will keep this Lavender recipe!

  6. Debbie ~ I love the color of the ice cream on your cookie bars! I'm bookmarking your recipe~ love your gazing globe in the background of your lavender photo :)

  7. Debbie, like your choice of dishes too! LOL
    Thanks for the visit ~ Sarah

  8. Yummeeee!
    I love this idea, Debbie!
    So completely English. I bought
    baking grade lavendar a couple years
    ago at a shop and planned to do something
    wonderful with it.... and it got old
    and I had to toss it!
    Wish I had this recipe then!
    Sounds terrific.
    Such pretty photos too.

    Thanks for sharing at Favorites on the First,


  9. Very pretty and elegant! No doubt tasty too, I'd love to try one:@)

  10. The black cherry ice cream with the lavender cookie bars sounds like a pair made in taste heaven!!! This sounds (and looks) great!!! I am just now getting around to linking over from Alison's. Love your plates, too!


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