There are plenty of “tea” cookies out there… so why not some “coffee” cookies? These cookies are brown sugar based with a hint of coffee taste. They are nice and crisp on the outside but chewy on the inside… great with a nice strong cup of black coffee (my favourite kind lol)
I know I have been absent a LOT lately… absent more than here. I have been dealing with my grandmother’s mortality. Yes, I know that probably sounds silly.
A little back story. My parents didn’t, and still don’t, have the time of day for me for reasons unknown and long ago dealt with. My grandmother though stepped in and is the one person who has always been there for me. The one constant in my life for as far back as I can remember. Even when we were living together or hours away, I knew when I needed her she was a hug or a phone call away. I honestly think she is the only thing that has kept me sane (or at least my version of sanity) all these years.
Just knowing I had that one person in my corner, never trying to change who I am at the core, accepting me as I am… although making damn sure to let me know when she thought I was doing something wrong lol. (Because even now my grandmother has opinions she has no problem sharing with everyone lol… she and Chris were jokingly sparing when he drove out to pick me up on Sunday lol and she kept up with him topic to topic that day) pThis is what my grandmother means to me and I have been really struggling with the fact that in the not so distant future all I am going to have are the memories… good memories mind you but memories.
My grandmother kept talking about a recipe she had for some kind of date turnover cookies that she used to make and freeze. She would thaw a few at a time for breakfast and really wanted some. My mission this weekend was to make her a bunch.
When she couldn’t find her recipe, I hit Pinterest to try to find one close. I found one almost exactly like my grandmother’s recipe and we made them Sunday morning.
Now I didn’t roll them thin enough and put too much filling in them according to my grandmother lol, but the recipe turned out great and even through the “teaching” moments (because I had never made them before and was bound to make a few mistakes lol), my grandmother loves her breakfast treats!
So I thank you again Kitchen Inspirations for helping me make this memory with my grandmother ❤.
Here is the link to the recipe for the Old Fashioned Date Filled Cookies or Date Turnover Cookies as my grandmother refers to them at the Kitchen Inspirations blog.
Yes, I have already started to plan what Christmas cookies I am planning/hoping to make this year. I usually make at least 5 plates as gifts/hostess gifts each year so I like to try a few different things each year to change things up a bit.
I do stick to a few of the “usual” types…. gingerbread, plain shortbread, thumbprint cookies, that sort of thing but I really enjoy trying new types of cookies.
This post is to introduce everyone to some of the cookies I have come across that I want to add to my baking list this year. I am sure you will agree that they all look drool worthy!
I will include a picture and a link to the sites I found the recipes!
First one up is called Toasted Coconut Shortbread! Coconut!!! Need I say more?
These are just a few of the recipes I want to try this year. I could honestly do about 100 posts of Christmas cookies that look so good I want to try them… but there is only so much time and only so many cookies I can make each year so I have to pick and choose wisely lol.
I like to have a selection of flavours and colours to make the Christmas Cookie Trays look interesting!
I wanted to make a batch of cookies with something other than just chocolate chips or raisins or that sort of thing. Then I thought….. why not make some with chocolate chips, but both milk chocolate and white chocolate chips plus dried cranberries (aka craisins lol). Add a little cinnamon to the cookie dough and they were delicious! A nice Fall version of the typical chocolate chip cookies!
And before I forgot about… I wanted to introduce everyone to “The Elusive Loch Ness Cucumber lol. I found this in my garden and mine and Chris’ first thought was that it looked like the Loch Ness Monster lol!
We love coconut… in just about any form. I even like it fresh right from the husk! My favourite is still the chocolate coconut macaroons but I have to say these ones come in a pretty close second! And did I mention how easy they are to make???
Yes… back to peanut butter. Can’t help it lol… everyone loves peanut butter in this house. And at Chris’ work if I am being honest. The guys at work like to “raid” his lunch box to see what snacks I have sent. I swear they are all like a bunch of 5 year olds lol!
This is a no bake cookie/macaroon so they are relatively quick to make and delicious to eat!
The other day I thought I would make some Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies for “the boys” lunch boxes. It is a nice combination. AND it doesn’t hurt that PB cookies are Chris’ favourite and Oatmeal are mine lol!
These are similar to gingerbread a bit… and the smell of them baking in the oven makes the whole house smell like a bakery. I swear I had Dillon drooling in front of the oven door, waiting for them to be done so he could snag a few lol!
They are perfectly spiced and rolled in sugar before baking. When they first come out of the oven they are soft and chewy and oh so delicious and when cooled crisp up a bit… with the same great flavour!