Cafe Volcano Cookies

Up close, it kind of has that volcano lava look going.

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve been away from TWD for almost a month! I’m in my 3rd week of work at the new job and I am sooo tired these days! I had it easy, 2 months off and prior to that a pretty easy going 8 hour a day job. The new job is in high gear. The software testers work 12 hour test shifts! I cannot believe that! Usually we schedule 3 to 4 hour test shifts. They’re at the end of their formal testing so I’m just helping out with the data analysis, but I’m getting afraid. Yipes. Kind of explains my absence, but I’ve missed it! I have lemon Sables in the freezer, waiting on a night where I’m not too exhausted. Don’t get me started on how behind I am with Christmas…

These are just the easiest cookies to bake! The only ‘work’ is coarsely chopping nuts! It kind of concerned me, mixing the egg whites with the sugar and espresso powder in a sauce pan over medium heat. I was sure it would turn all eggy. What a sweet surprise it turned out to be! I’m definitely baking these again! Especially since the Beau and I have eaten quite a few of them. I asked him what he thought of it and he said it was a nice change, light and airy cookies! I LOVE them! I can’t stop eating them! And since there’s not a lot of prep work, I can bake them on a work night even… maybe.

One for me and one for you!

Visit Macduff at her blog, the Lonely Sidecar. I enjoy reading her posts. They’re thoughtful and I often feel some type of emotion reading it. You can also find the recipe for these easy, delicious cookies there too! If you don’t have Dorie’s book, add it to your Christmas list – it’s not too late! Go browse the TWD Bakers blogs and see all the different variations that these yummy cookies can be baked up as!

Last, Last, Last Week: Sugar-Topped Molasses Spice Cookies
Next Week: My Favorite Pecan Pie (umm, maybe, not a pecan pie fan…)

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Looks great! I like your plate too.

    Glad that this was a quick easy recipe that you had time to make!

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  2. You are a busy bee. I was behind with my TWD posts, too. Too much stuff going on, what can you do, right?

    Love your cookies. I made ginger cookies instead. Didn’t have the almonds and other ingredients around.

    You are FAB!

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  3. I’m so glad these were such a hit for you! Nice to have a recipe you love that you can make in a time-crunch. I didn’t love these, but I did love the technique for making them – so fun!

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  4. These are the best aren’t they? I have made them twice…once with espresso and once with cocoa. Both were fabulous! Yours look great!

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  5. Glad you liked and were able to make these fun, crunchy, crater=like cookies. New jobs–fun money, learning–not so fun. 😉

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  6. Glad you both enjoyed these!

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  7. Your cookies looks fantastic! I loved these, weren’t they delicious!

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  8. These cookies look great! Sorry to hear that your new job is exhausting – hopefully, it will get a little less crazy soon.

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  9. Posted by teaandscones on December 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Great Looking Cookies.

    Hope your work gets easier in the New Year.

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  10. Posted by Trent on December 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    These cookies look delish aunty! I’ll have to try some next time i’m home 🙂

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