One of the best parts of DC in the spring is that all the local restaurants add cherry blossom festival items to their menus. I’m currently trying to stick to a pretty strict budget (to pay off my bar study loan this year and to prepare for an onslaught of weddings and wedding related events later this year), so I haven’t been able to really get any of the specials. That doesn’t mean I wanted to miss out, so despite the late bloom I made a batch of cherry and dark chocolate cookies for my friends to celebrate at the festival.
I used this recipe as a base, and then added in dried cherries and a dark chocolate bar that I chopped up into large chunks. They were quite a hit:
The cherry blossoms finally decided to make an appearance yesterday, and it was totally worth the wait: