A New Year’s Eve Must: The Over 21 Cookie

by Maile on December 30, 2011

Last week, in the floury whirlwind that was my Christmas Eve, I added a new cookie to my list of favorites, one I think will make a delightful addition to your New Year’s Eve menu. The 1/2 cup of Kahlua qualifies its name, and the addition of espresso might have you second guessing whether you want to share this delicacy with your 3-year old, hence you could also call it “The Adults Only Cookie”.

I actually found the recipe in this year’s August edition of “Southern Living” and never got around to testing it out till this past week. While I have the habit of fidgeting with most recipes, I followed this one step by step and loved the results; I wouldn’t change a thing, therefore, I’ve provided the link to the recipe here for your convenience.

However, I have two quick notes to add:
1. For all you liquor novices out there whose pantry doesn’t include a big bottle of Kahlua, 2 of those little bottles they display at the checkout at your local liquor store will suffice for the 1/2 c. required in the recipe.
2. Be sure to use dark chocolate on top of the cookies; the flavor is far more sophisticated and I’m afraid you’ll miss the total effect if you go with milk chocolate.
3. This is an egg-free recipe for any egg allergies out there so here’s a late Christmas present to you–enjoy!

If you are looking for a last minute appetizer idea for the big hoorah, tune in tomorrow for a delicious recipe that will take 10 minutes or less to prepare. Happy Baking!

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