Hazelnut Espresso Cookies

Lately I’ve been craving soy lattes like it’s going out of style.  But sticking to my calorie allotment on My Fitness Pal has prevented me from indulging.

So clearly the only solution is to substitute one vice for another.  This reasoning led me on a hunt for instant espresso powder.  Not that this journey led me down a path of fewer calories, mind you…

One package of hazelnuts and the usual cookie suspects later, I created a recipe for Hazelnut Espresso Cookies.  If the Cookie Monster had a sophisticated adult cousin, these hazelnut espresso cookies would have been Mr. Sophisticated Cookie Monster’s favorite.

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Coconut Almond Macaroons and A Lovely Giveaway!

I know I’ve been MIA for a few weeks. I’m sorry! I’ve been helping a friend with her new venture, so I had to put some of my own adventures on hold for just a little while.

To make up for it, I have the best giveaway for you!  Enter to win volumes 1-4 of The Gathering of Friends Cookbooks by liking this post and subscribing to my blog.  Super easy!

AND I have something really special to share with you. It’ll be a gift that keeps on giving, I promise! You might not even make it to the end of the blog post before you bust out your Kitchen Aid. Especially after seeing these beauties…

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Pretty Little Sugar Cookies

This is my first attempt at making and icing sugar cookies.  I found this amazing blog through Pinterest called The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle.  Her site it phenomenal!  It has all kinds of ideas and very useful information that makes jumping into this sport less intimidating.

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My Double Date with Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been craving oatmeal cookies for over two weeks.  Daydreaming about their homey oatmeal sweetness hugging bits of dark chocolate and dried cherries and shredded coconut, and comforting chewy bites of oatmeal cookies with pistachios and cranberries…

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