Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cappuccino Love Bites

The holiday season is quickly descending on us. I know this because I see Christmas cookie magazines everywhere I go tempting me with pretty goodies on the cover. I finally broke down and bought the BHG Christmas Cookies publication promising 102 yummy treats. This was in no way an impulse buy ( OK, maybe a little) but I have faith in BHG as I've bought previous holiday issues. Also, I just really love looking at new baking recipes - always fun and inspiring!

Well, let's just say the magazine didn't disappoint. It's filled with tons of fabulous recipes and I decided to make these Cappuccino Love Bites because I know that Mr. CB adores coffee and I don't use nearly enough coffee flavouring in my baking. Turns out, these little cookies were a hit, with young and old alike.

Making the cookie batter is straightforward. Once it is prepared, it is rolled in a mixture of sugar and instant coffee granules. Once they've baked, a kiss is popped on top and, after it melts a bit, swirled for fancy effect. Mr. CB thought this would make the cookie too sweet but he pleasantly surprised that it didn't. The coffee granules offer a bit of bitterness which is nice with the sweet creamy chocolate. If you don't like coffee granules, you can adjust the sugar/granules ratio to your liking.

Overall, I give these cookies an enthusiastic thumbs up. They look interesting and taste great too. I'm looking forward to making them again and again and again....

On another note, I'd like send a shout out to my fabulous and amazing in-laws for gifting me with what every baker covets - a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. Thank you, thank you! Oh, the treats I can make (and send to BC)! xoxo

Recipe: Cappuccino Love Bites

10 comments:

DaviMack said...

They look fabulous!

Oh - and I'm so envious of that Kitchenaid. Sigh.

Jerry said...

Love bites!!! Oh my god! So making this for my anniversary this week!

gigi said...

Love bite cookies, I'm going to save for Valentine's Day!

Cheryl said...

Those are the just the loveliest little things. You are making me excited for Christmas now.

Sara Chatfield said...

Yum! These look delicious and are also so so cute!

Anita said...

Those love bites look so tasty- and of course i love the name! Congrats on the mixer - can't wait to see what you'll whip up in it!

Sarah said...

Those look good enough to take right out of the page! Very nice on the stand mixer gift too, I got one for Christmas two years back and love it!

Mandy said...

I love anything with coffee & chocolate. I will certainly keep this one on my "to-bake-list"! Thanks for the head-up. I need to hunt for this BHG special edition mag you mentioned.

Sandra ;) said...

Good morning! My hubby has bought me a KA mixer for Mothers Day so I was looking around for fun recipes to try, and came across your blog. I'm going to try the potato bread - it looks divine!! From that page I found the link to your Cappucino Love Bites ... which I'm going to make as well, and then I was amazed to read that you received an Artisan KA mixer from your inlaws - thats the model I'm getting! I'm beyond excited, LOL. I'm going to poke around your blog this morning - it looks like a lot of fun! Sandra in Aurora :)

Anonymous said...

everyone who has these on their "to bake" list. do it now! these cookies are a huge hit! i don;t like many cookies other than choc chip but i kept going back for more with these...