Here is an introduction to my attempt at a moody picture. Lesson of the day: I suck at mood photos. Which is funny because I am known to be a moody person in real life. That’s not really the same thing though, is it? At least I am putting myself out there and trying new things, right? I never claimed to be great at this. Plus, I think I am allowed a free pass in my first year of food blogging to be experimental and put up a few not so perfect photos. These aren’t so bad anyway. Well, what do you think anyway? The cookies are amazing though. I mean, they are the best darn cookie I’ve had in a while (besides a gooey chocolate chip, but nothing beats that).
I wanted to get a good balance of almond and blueberries so I used a combination of blueberry flavored almonds and freeze-dried blueberries in the cookie base. I also added a teaspoon of lavender extract for an added dimension of flavor, but it wasn’t anything particularly life-changing. Omit it if you’d like. My original plan was to use just the cherries in my filling, but I didn’t have enough cherries around and there were two bags of lychee I just purchased from the produce market. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how it would taste together, but I was pleasantly surprised how well all the flavors played off each other.