Back to cookies and back to chocolate. It’s been a few weeks. Where have you been all my life? 🙂
These cookies aren’t very sweet, so be forewarned, but they are spicy and delicious. And as the name might suggest, they actually go very well with a glass of red wine … or a cocktail (though I guess that depends on which one). They may not look like much — these teeny tiny cookies — but they are addictive!
Another day of going through the pantry and finding loads more half used bags of chocolate chips and dried fruit, so along those lines — and because I didn’t have time to run to the shops and I had to make a bunch of cookies for a bake sale — here are another one of my “everything but the kitchen sink” cookies, sort of like the Chocolate Toffee Cranberry Cookies from a few weeks ago. They are even sort of healthy this time!
This week I learned that it is possible to make cookies without flour, sugar, eggs or butter. Neat trick, eh? Yes, I thought so. But these super simple to make Almond Joy Cookies have none of those four ingredients, thought there is sugar in the chocolate chips and sweetened shredded coconut, and the binder is condensed milk, so I can’t say that they are vegan. The nuts? Well that makes them Almond Joy cookies instead of Mounds cookies, right? Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t … you can finish the jingle. 🙂
In case you hadn’t noticed, I seem to have an affinity for the whole “cherry + chocolate” combination. I know, it’s not for everyone, but I’ve made cookies, pies, granola bars, and even Hot Cross Buns at Easter on the theme of Cherry-Chocolate. So here I am with *yet another* recipe: Tart Cherry Dark Chocolate Crumble Bars. Super easy to make (no mixer required) and can be made year round as I use jarred cherries anyway. Snack time!
Ever notice that most recipes only call for a cup of chocolate chips and you somehow end up with about 4 or 5 open bags of various kinds of chocolate chips — or any other “flavoring thing” like nuts or dried fruit for that matter? Well that was the case this week when I was looking for a cookie inspiration and so this is what I came up with. Mini chips (very meltable), crunchy toffee bits (for texture), sweet and tangy dried cranberries. Turned out quite yummy for a cookie on a whim. Now, pass the milk.