Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jingle Jingle; Or, Sugar Delivery!

Happy December Holidays to Everyone!

This month hasn't brought me my Christmassy weather,1 but my oven has certainly been delivering results.

I've had something of a cookie factory going on here for the past couple weeks, and it'll continue to chug along for a week or so more. This is how I'm accounting for the lack of original knitted-related content.
I thought I'd try a bunch of new-to-me recipes this year - my favourite so far are the "White Chocolate Dream" cookies, a tasty collision of oranges and white chocolate chips. Yummers.

Quick poll: if presented with a cookie that had chocolate-covered coffee beans in it, would you be

a) happy and gobble it up directly!
b) politely accept said cookie but nibble around the coffee beans
c) have a mini tongue-revolt in your mouth at the thought of ingesting such a bitter "treat", and turn down said cookie (with all due formality and politeness, of course.)

I've made me some of them this year; I think they're quite fantastic and a little "sophisticated" (if a cookie can be said to be so). My concern is that many people won't really be a chuffed as I am about it, and my impulse is to warn every cookie-recipient that they may be biting into a coffee bean sometime in their near future.

1Incidentally, if there's any Houston area readers, I'd much appreciate if you'd send your snow this way. I understand this precipitation has lost its way and in a rather unusual move migrated to the southern US.

14 comments:

Lauren said...

I would LOVE chocolate-covered coffee bean cookies. There is so much right going on in that cookie I feel like I cannot adequately express it. Granted if giving cookies away I would have a coffee-lovers bag and a non-coffee lovers bag because some people really dislike coffee. Yes I'm shocked by this too.

Fel said...

Answer A: Gobble them right up! And steal the White Dream Cookies while you're not looking. ;)

CarolynJean said...

I have had chocolate covered coffee beans, and while I have no objection from a taste perspective I am simply not used to that much of a caffeine jolt and they make me way too jittery. A warning on that possible effect would be considerate.

Walden said...

I think a warning would be appropriate, just as one would with nuts or anything else that someone may have an aversion to. I personally do not like them and would be disappointed if someone gave me a cookie and didn't tell me.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I answer B! I wouldn't want o hurt the giver's feelings but I totally hate coffee beans.. but no point wasting the delicious cookie around them!

Emily said...

definitely devour it

Brenda said...

I don't eat coffee beans and it is because of the jolt. I'd probably pick a different cookie.

Julie said...

Mmm, that all looks so amazing!! I'd love it, but I suppose only people who don't like coffee (or children) would be adverse to the coffee beans. It would be the perfect cookie for many a coffee lover, though!

Cyn said...

Hmm. I like chocolate-covered coffee beans, but I think I'd find it a bit unsettling to find them in a cookie without warning.

Aesderina said...

I don't drink coffee.. and don't like chocolate coffee beans BUT they look SO yummy and I think the combo of sweet and bitter is FANTASTIC!

Ellen said...

Mm, those cookies look great! FOr me, I'd like a heads up with the coffee beans, but I'd definitely eat them...yum!

Sarah said...

If the southern US is getting snow, then Houston needs to send it Northeast to me in Arkansas! lol
Being a native Ontarian like yourself, I am none too pleased at the thought of Christmas/winter without much snow. It's just not the same!

Auglaise said...

I'd love chocolate cookies with coffee beans in them! I think a warning would be good though, because some people can have issues with caffine. :)

Hilary said...

I would SO eat a choco-coffee-bean cookie. YUMMMMM. Looking at those yummy cookies is making me hungry. Oh wait! I brought some cookies to work today! YES.