Graduation Cookies: A Delicious and Meaningful Farewell
As the end of the school year approaches, so does graduation. Bidding farewell to teachers, peers, and a meaningful chapter of life is often bittersweet. Whether you’re making graduation cookies for a recent graduate, or in remembrance of yourself, there’s no better treat than a batch of delicious, homemade cookies shared amongst friends and family.
A Unique Recipe
This recipe is unique in that it utilizes olive oil as the fat, rather than butter. The resulting flavor and texture is deeper and more complex than a standard recipe due to the presence of grassy and fruity notes. The recipe also uses freshly grated nutmeg as a hint of spice, and lavender for an additional layer of flavor and aroma.
- 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup olive oil
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender
- 3 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, brown sugar and white sugar and beat with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes until combined.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined. Mix in the vanilla extract, nutmeg and lavender.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheets and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
A Delightful End to a School Year
Whether you’re celebrating the achievement of a friend or family member, or reminiscing on your own bittersweet graduation, there’s no better way to commemorate the occasion than with a batch of delicious and meaningful graduation cookies. Invite friends and family over for a weekend, or bring them with you to the graduation ceremony for a delicious, meaningful addition to your goodbye.