LoveFeast Chocolate Espresso Cookies


Something came over me the other day.  I was in “project mode”…whirling around the house cleaning, cooking dinner (chicken roaster in the oven), spinning through laundry AND baking.  Yes, all that and more including laying out what I needed to pack for Blissdom.  Oh yeah, and I had ground an abundance of espresso that morning, which made me think about making something with espresso in it.  They are crumbly in texture because of the espresso but not too dry.  They sort of remind me a little of  biscotti taste and texture.  The espresso flavor is very pronounced, but in a good way if you like espresso.  If you need a little pick me up…one of these


with a cappuccino will do the trick!  Maybe that’s why I got so much done!



1 1/2 C. Butter

3/4 C. Sugar

1 1/3 C. Flour

1 Tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 Espresso

1 Tsp. Vanilla

1 Egg

2 oz. Dark Chocolate (I used Lindt Excellence, Intense Dark, 70% cocoa)

2 oz. Hazelnuts

1/2 C white chocolate pieces (I used Whole Foods brand, 365)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix butter and sugar until creamy in mixer.  Continue mixing and add egg and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, espresso) and mix.

Slowly mix in hazelnuts and white chocolate.

Spoon unto greased cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes.

Like I said this treat got me a little ramped!  So then I decided to share the love.  Kristin had shared her cookie love awhile ago, with an idea that came to her from the cookbook, Baked New Frontiers In Baking.  I had some extra so I decided to pack up some sweet treats for a friend and make a special mailbox delivery with it!


First I wrapped up each cookie in wax paper.  I wanted to keep them moist, protect them, and I just think it looks each cookie is a special gift to unwrap. Kristin wrapped up her cookies for Christmas gifts too, only she used little bags.  Great minds think alike, or at least steal good ideas from good cookbooks.    Here’s a stack for Kristin.


And, here’s a stack for Kelli, a friend who shared this recipe with us.


For my friend Kelli I tied up the cookies with deer ribbon.  Cute right?  Get it “deer”…”dear”.


Kristin got red ribbon because it’s good for birthday’s and good for Valentines Day AND I didn’t think she wanted to be reminded again for the DEER she hit, um, I mean hit her a few months ago.


Now go find somebody to LoveBomb!!


Or, send it as a Valentine!  Enjoy!