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!


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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2 Responses to Sharing

  1. I went to college as an adult, at night–and many a night, it was sweet coffee fudge that got me through the evening.. Your cookies sound just right for an end of the week late night anything! Yummy, Yummy.

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