I should be working on a paper or reading a book, but yesterday I baked. Sharon Tyler Herbst’s Kahlúa dream bars this time. With instant coffee and half a cup of coffee liqueur, plus a drizzling of two tablespoons more of the latter, these are loaded with zing! A bar cookie with a brown-sugar, pecan crust, and a soft coffee-laced, coconut topping, their texture reminds me of pecan pie.
I risked eating one when they were done as I cut them and packed them into the freezer last night at about 10 p.m. I think more than that might have kept me up a while longer. Because coffee is not Kate’s favorite flavor, I am planning to take most of these with me to class next Friday evening for sharing. Hopefully, I will be sharing just the cookies, and not the insomnia!