Two Months In Advance And Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

So I saw a meme on Facebook the other day that said “Only 70 more days until Christmas!” I just about died!

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

Who are these mean-spirited people who post this crap for all the world to see and don’t think there should be consequences for their actions? Who are they? What did I ever do to them?

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

70 days?  OK, more like 65 or something crazy like that now. 64? 63? 62? I’m not sure I really want to know anyway.

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

However, if you’re one of these go-getters that already has their tree up, then this mochaccino crinkle cookie recipe is for you.  It can be frozen 2 months in advance.  Crazy.

Mochaccino Crinkle Cookies / My Friend's Bakery

Mochaccino Crinkles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 48 - 60 cookies

For a subtly different flavor substitute a fruit based yogurt, like raspberry, for the plain yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well. With the mixer on low add the hot water then the Greek yogurt, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the flour, espresso powder, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined.

Put the granulated sugar into a small bowl and set it aside. Gently roll the dough into 1" size balls and roll each ball in the granulated sugar to coat. To make more uniform sized cookies, I like to use a small 1 oz ice cream style scoop. Place sugar-coated balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool. Freezes well.

Notes

Original Recipe by My Friend's Bakery 2016

http://myfriendsbakery.ca/blog/mochaccino-crinkle-cookies/

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The Generation Gap And Mocha Chia Pudding

Mocha Chia Pudding / My Friend's Bakery

Son: “I might walk home from school today.”

Me: “Why? I have to pick up your brother at 3:15 anyway.”

Son: “Because I have a spare during the last class and I don’t want to just hang around at the school for 2 hours.”

Mocha Chia Pudding / My Friend's Bakery

Me: “OK. But are you going to or not? You said might.”

Son: “Well if my girlfriend is staying, then I’ll stay, but otherwise I’ll walk home.”

Me: “All right, but make sure you let me know either way so I’m not sitting there waiting for you.”

Son: “How am I supposed to let you know?”

(By the way, my kids don’t have cell phones. Call me crazy, but I feel that until you have a job and can pay for your own cell phone, you go without.)

Mocha Chia Pudding / My Friend's Bakery

Me: “Use the phone in the school office. If I don’t answer, leave me a message.”

Son: “But how am I supposed to leave you a message if I don’t have a cell phone?”

Me: “What? Just leave a message. On my phone.”

Son: “But how?? I don’t have a cell phone.”

Me: “What are you talking about? Use…the…phone…in…the…office… and leave me a message! It’s not brain surgery!”

Mocha Chia Pudding / My Friend's Bakery

Son: “But I can’t text from the phone in the office!”

Me: “Am I on Candid Camera?”

Son: “OHHHHH! You mean leave a voice mail?”

Me: “Holy shit.”

Mocha Chia Pudding / My Friend's Bakery

Mocha Chia Pudding (*Gluten-Free)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups / 4 servings

Chia seeds are nature's superfood that promotes digestive health and nourishes the body with omega-3's, calcium, fibre, and probiotics.

Ingredients

Directions

In a saucepan heat the water until it is simmering. Whisk in the espresso powder, sugar, and cocoa powder. Remove from the heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the milk and chia seeds. Pour the mixture into a lidded container and refrigerate overnight.

To serve, stir the pudding well to remove any clumps and then divide equal portions of the pudding into serving dishes. Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and a chocolate garnish.

Note

You can substitute pure maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup for the granulated sugar, but start with 1/4 cup and adjust to taste.

You can also substitute the water and espresso powder with 3/4 cup strong brewed, black coffee.

Notes

Original Recipe by My Friend's Bakery 2016

http://myfriendsbakery.ca/blog/mocha-chia-pudding/

 

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