{twd} eruption cookies

This is my first non-vacation post since I returned from my trip and these cookies are the first thing I baked since I returned. And what a perfect choice for this week.

I arrived back in the US last Sunday, went straight back to work on Monday, and was a zombie until Friday morning. I didn’t feel like doing anything. I didn’t think I would ever want to bake again. 😛 I didn’t even unpack; I had stuff strewn all over all week.

I headed back into the kitchen on Friday morning determined to bake the Café Volcano Cookies, this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie selection. I didn’t need to make that much effort. These cookies were the easiest thing to bake. You take all the ingredients throw them in a pot, stir until it’s nice and warm. Scoop the dough into little mounds and bake. That’s it.

I’m not ususally a fan of meringue cookies, but with the addition of chopped nuts and espresso, I really liked them. They were a big hit with my brother who kept asking for more and called them “eruption cookies”. They were a big hit at work too. People really liked them.

Thank you to Macduff of The Lonely Sidecar for hosting this week. Like I wrote, it was an awesome choice. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or by the book.