Alicia, longtime reader and fellow blogger (over at The Slacker Kitchen), emailed me this morning to say that she had become a real-life recipe user. (Yay!) Alicia wanted to try out my Chocolate & Sea Salt Cookies, but she didn’t have the sea salt. So what did she do? She put her own twist on my chocolate cookie recipe, using what she had on hand:
“Well, last night I decided to make cookies, your [Chocolate & Sea Salt] cookies. Unfortunately, I didn't have any sea salt. So, I improvised and used your basic chocolate cookie recipe. What I had on hand was some espresso powder, cinnamon and turbinado sugar. I subbed espresso powder for a portion of the cocoa and added cinnamon. I rolled the balls in the turbinado (next time I'll just sprinkle it on). The cookies are amazing. What should I call them, though? I was thinking Viennese Coffee Cookies after the General Mills Int'l coffee. They are bring-in-able, as my co-workers didn't speak while eating them. I got thumbs up from a diehard chocolate chip fan. And the smell is absolutely intoxicating. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all and helping us to think outside the oatmeal box.”
Good job, Alicia! I’ve done espresso cookies, chocolate cookies, and cinnamon cookies, but it never dawned on me to combine all three. You have inspired me, my friend! And Viennese Coffee Cookies is a great name.
Thanks for reading and for emailing! Maybe we really can start a “bring-in-able” movement.