Colombian coffee cookies

An alliterative confection! What’s not to love?

At roughly half the production rate of Brazil, Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee beans in the world. And so, argues Sharon Tyler Herbst, it is only fitting that that elixir of life is amply present in this treat. Of course, so is another elixir of life from tropical places: Dark rum.

Rich with butter, chopped toasted cashews, rum and coffee, these little sweets are about as subtle as a 2-by-4 upside the head. The consensus here is that if we didn’t know any better we’d swear there is ginger in the ingredients list. But there isn’t. They have that bit of a bite to them though, and are warming and good. Perfect antidote to the extra few inches of snow that arrived by degrees over the course of yesterday.


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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3 Responses to Colombian coffee cookies

  1. You’re safe. I don’t have a car at present, so you are not going to find me on your doorstep, just dropping in for a cup of tea and some cookies.. (or maybe a cup of coffee and some cookies.. even if it is a caffeine overload)–but you do tempt!

  2. Sarah says:

    Sounds delish!

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