I'm hoping to add a feature on the blog for 2016 that includes a few posts about my favorite baby finds over the last year. There is SO much "stuff" out there marketed towards babies and parents. Some things are great and are really helpful and then there is just "stuff" that you don't really need. I found myself turning to blogs for some help when I was pregnant so I hope to do the same for new moms and parents. We'll see if it happens, it is on my to-do list!
I don't make new years resolutions, it's just not my style. Instead I make cookies! I made these cookies earlier this year and they are AMAZING! They were so good I had to make them to leave out for Santa Claus this year (lucky guy!). This recipe is adapted from the famous Seattle Macrina Bakery (I've never been but it is on my visit list). The hardest thing about this recipe is that you have to let the dough sit for an hour or overnight before baking. Do it though! Don't skip this step because it gives the cookies a fantastic buttery taste. So just make sure you plan ahead and know that you may not get to taste these cookies until the next day!
WHITE CHOCOLATE APRICOT-PISTACHIO-ESPRESSO COOKIES
- 2 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon finely ground espresso or coffee
- 10 ounces white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup unsulfured dried apricots, diced
- 1 cup chopped pistachios
- 8 ounces (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
|Cookies for Santa along with a shot of Nespresso and Reindeer Food :)|