It was a nice little break, but I really miss baking when I don't do it. There is so much satisfaction for me in seeing a full cookie jar. And then joy, in seeing it empty, knowing everyone enjoyed them, and I get to fill it again.
I was sort of burnt out on the whole Girl Scout Cookie flavor, so didn't try any of the recipes for the Homemade Girl Scout Cookies. I still plan to, one day.
Sherri e-mailed me with a link to this recipe, and I have been thinking about them ever since. I decided not to tell the kids the name of them to see if they liked the flavor.
They are espresso-chocolate shortbread cookies. I love the whole process of these. Again, another slice and bake where the dough can be made ahead of time. All three of my kids loved them. My eight year old knew instantly that they were coffee flavored. My twelve year old said he never tasted that flavor, but loved it. Hmm.
The recipe calls for instant espresso. I didn't buy anything fancy, just Folgers, decaf. It actually smelled so good I had to make myself a cup. Really. I used to drink Folgers instant coffee in my dorm my freshman year of college. It tasted really great. I don't know if it was the coffee or the memories.
Without a doubt, this was one of the best cookies. The only problem is that it didn't make enough. Next time I will definitely double the recipe.