Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies


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Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies ~ Annie's Cooking Lab

I made these cookies for the first time earlier this winter for a holiday party. Since then I’ve made them for several other occasions and they’ve been a huge hit each time. Even though I don’t drink coffee regularly, I do love the flavor of espresso in baked goods- especially if it’s paired with dark chocolate and coconut. Lots of good flavors are happening in these Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies!

While I certainly don’t mind baking ‘fussy’ cookies most of the time, it is nice to have a few recipes on hand that are quick to pull together. There’s no chilling of dough or finicky measurements required for these cookies, just mix and bake. I think they’d also be delicious with some toasted walnuts added to the dough.

Espresso Dark Chocolate Coconut Cookies


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbl. espresso powder
  • 1…

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Ever since I have discovered this amazing desert I haven’t been able to go back! It is absolutely amazing! It is so rich and smooth! I love the chocolate. But there are other flavors. It makes finals week much more durable.

Best of all it’s made by Haagen-Dazs, my favorite ice cream company!!! So grab a spoon and dig in! It’s time to indulge!


Holy Trailmix!

I walked passed this advertisement for Trailmix. I am not much of a Trail mix kind of girl but something about the ad made me want some. So I went up to the counter and asked if they had any trail mix and he said ” sorry but no.” SADNESS! 😢 so I decided to mix my own.

I want a lot of nuts and chocolate and maybe a few pretzels. What are your favorite mixes? I need ideas!!!!

Happy eating



Don’t you just love the smell of fresh baked muffins in the morning. The smell of sweet bread puts a smile on my face. My favorites are blueberry, chocolate chip, and pumpkin. I want to further explore the world of muffins so please send me your recipes by posting them on my blog or look for me on Facebook as Kaitlyn Frausto. I want to know what your muffin fix is! Happy eating!!!


Pizza Passion

I have a passion for pizza! Pizza and other Italian foods are what make me happy. My face just lights up when I see the melting cheese on top of a perfectly golden crust. People say it’s the cheese, no it’s the toppings, no it’s the bread. I think it is the sauce that makes the a pizza. You don’t want a sweet sausage or an overly seasoned sause. It has to be just right. It must have the perfect combination of flavors.

When it comes to pizza I am not picky at all. (I am still not going to try pinnacle and ham pizza! So unnatural! Lol) you can pretty much order anything and I will most likely eat it. I would have to say a favorite of mine is just cheese! I love the simplicity of it. Nothing complicating it.

Then you have all these different ways to order it: hand tossed, Chicago deep dish, New York style, thin crust. There are such to choose from. I say try them all because life is short and I believe that life is about experiences and memories you make. So YOLO!!!


In honor of Easter: the Passover Seder Meal

Table set for the Passover Seder
The Passover Seder (English pronunciation: ˈseɪ dəɹ; in Hebrew: סֵדֶר‎ [ˈsedeʁ], meaning “order, arrangement”; and in Yiddish: “seyder”) is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is conducted on the evening of the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar throughout the world. This corresponds to late March or April in the Gregorian calendar. Passover lasts for 7 days in Israel and 8 days outside of Israel, with Jews outside of Israel holding two Seders (on the evening of the 15th and 16th of Nisan) and Jews in Israel holding one Seder (on the 15th of Nisan).

The Seder is a ritual performed by a community or by multiple generations of a family, involving a retelling of the story of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. This story is in the Book of Exodus (Shemot) in the Hebrew Bible. The Seder itself is based on the Biblical verse commanding Jews to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt: “You shall tell your child on that day, saying, ‘It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'” (Exodus 13:8) Traditionally, families and friends gather in the evening to read the text of the Haggadah, an ancient work derived from the Mishnah (Pesahim 10).[1][2] The Haggadah contains the narrative of the Israelite exodus from Egypt, special blessings and rituals, commentaries from the Talmud, and special Passover songs.

Seder customs include telling the story, discussing the story, drinking four cups of wine, eating matza, partaking of symbolic foods placed on the Passover Seder Plate, and reclining in celebration of freedom.[3] The Seder is performed in much the same way by Jews all over the world.