Hello again! So sorry for being MIA over the last month. I have finally come out of my February hibernation and I’m ready to share with you all the fun stuff that’s been happening in my kitchen and life over the past weeks. Cookies to crepes to conferences and everything in between! But let’s keep our priorities straight and start with dessert! In particular, I want to share with you these tasty morsels that I’ve been dreaming about for a while, as the pantry had a humungous jar of Nutella and piles of nuts. I have dubbed them Nutty Nutella Cookies, as they are akin to a regular peanut butter cookie, but swap all the peanut butter for Nutella and toss in a handful of almonds, and bam! your house can smell like a Little Debbie Nutty Bar factory too 🙂
A great alternative for the peanut-allergic among us, or for a kiddie’s lunch who goes to a school that is a strict no-peanut zone, I’m in love with how easy these cookies were to put together. The recipes suggests a good long chill in the fridge, but if you’re ok with your cookies spreading out into a big round circle, they’re fine to bake right away. I especially like to under-bake mine just a touch, but leave them for a while on the hot pan so that they hold together but are are nice and soft inside despite being pretty flat.
So…. I made these for Valentines Day, but as you could maybe tell they didn’t quite make it to the blog by then… Whoops! Work, travel, and allergies have all conspired against me. But really, it was good to hit the pause button and get out of the daily grind to re-assess where I am and how I want to get the next spot. Ever have the feeling that you’re lost in the forest and you have all the tools you need, but you just haven’t taken a minute to sit down and pour over your compass and map? Well, February was my time to plop down on a rock. My hubby and I try to have a good long space planned each year to do just that. Now, usually I try to plan a little better so it’s not like my whole life screeches to a halt with no warning, but better to take the pause even if you’re not ready for it than keep running in the hamster wheel, right? All this to say, I hope you find a rhythm to re-assess and plot your course too! It is so encouraging and refreshing to find energy for another day, another week, another year. So get out in the budding spring beauty and ponder where your adventures will lead you next!