Fashion designer Laura Jenkins @lauraviviennedresses is one to watch. Last year she launched Laura Vivienne, her couture party dress label, and it’s already made it to the red carpet. At the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles, her black organza gown was spotted on Kelsie Starr Paul.
Laura grew up in Portland, Oregon, earned her Bachelor’s from Portland State and moved to LA to attend FIDM and study Merchandise Product Development. She earned a spot on the President’s Honor Roll and the Student of the Year Award. Her positivity and enthusiasm is inspiring and contagious. We need more people like her. It’s all about following your dream -- and letting your heart guide you.
I met her through my work and asked her if she wouldn’t mind sharing a favorite recipe with me to post here. And she did! Love her. Today I bring you her favorite chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. I made them this weekend and they are indeed a delectable treat!
Fashion Designer Laura Jenkins Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
2 sticks butter (softened)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 cup quick oats
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Add eggs and beat for two minutes. Slowly mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
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