A surprising cookie combination full of familiarity with a bit of intrigue. The crispy edges and soft chewy middle make these coffee cookies with clove absolutely irresistible!
While my little man is at preschool for two hours, twice a week, I go to the club and party.
No wait, that doesn’t even sound fun at this point in my life.
I go home and nap.
Nope, that’s not right either, although it sounds delightful right about now.
I work. Because I run a business and don’t have a nanny. And honestly, those 4 hours are changing my life. Maybe that’s a bit extreme, but it is absolutely amazing what you can conquer in two hours without a small child (or two!) at your feet. Two days ago, I baked these coffee cookies with cloves. Actually I made the dough a day in advance and then baked them over about 3 hours. Taking frequent breaks for puzzles, legos, etc. This is what life looks like as a mom. Things always take longer. Which I love, but what I potentially love even more is two hours of uninterrupted time. Then when I’m home with my little man, I don’t have to interrupt the Lego action to throw cookies in the oven or run up to my “studio” to photograph said cookies.
So for two hours a day, twice a week, I head to a coffee shop down the street from my son’s school. For my west Michigan friends, it’s Jam ‘N Bean, and it’s fantastic. They have three locations and they roast their own beans and make the best juice and smoothies, too. As I write this, I’m sitting with headphones blaring music and a hot latte at my side and I gotta say, I’m a happy girl even though the latte is non-fat. Making room for more cookies, ya know?