Posts made in March, 2019

Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Blog, Bready or Not, cookies | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

Eat your coffee in these Chewy Coffee Cookies, and get your day off to the right start.

Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

These cookies are chewy with a slight crunch, with the outside pleasantly crusted with turbinado sugar and coarsely-ground coffee.

Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

My husband’s work lives on coffee. It probably runs through people’s veins. Needless to say, they liked these cookies.

Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

These are the sorts of cookies that are good for breakfast, snack, or a party spread. Just maybe an event early in the day because, you know, caffeine.

Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

I am told these cookies also taste good with coffee. Who knew?

Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

Modified from Food network Magazine December 2017.

Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

These chewy, slightly crunchy goodies are perfect for the coffee lover!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: coffee, cookies
Author: Beth Cato



  • 3 Tablespoons coffee beans coarsely ground
  • 1/3 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg


  • 1 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 + teaspoons milk or water


  • Preheat oven at 350-degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 Tablespoon of ground coffee with the turbinado sugar. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix the rest of the coffee with the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • In a big bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy; using beaters, about 3 minutes. Add the egg. Gradually stir in the flour mixture.
  • Drop a teaspoon of dough into the coffee and raw sugar, and roll to cover. Place on parchment with two inches of space to allow for spread.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until set but still soft. Let cool on pane for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to fully cool.
  • Once all of the cookies are baked, make the glaze. Stir together the confectioners' sugar and liquid of choice until the glaze is thick but spreadable. Use the back of a spoon to glaze each cookie. Let set about 15 minutes before packing in sealable containers, wax paper between the stacked layers.


Bready or Not: Chewy Coffee Cookies

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Book Blog: Miss Violet & the Great War by Leanna Renee Hieber

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Blog, book blog | Comments Off on Book Blog: Miss Violet & the Great War by Leanna Renee Hieber

I review everything I read and post reviews on Goodreads and LibraryThing. That’s not enough. Good books are meant to be shared. Therefore, I’m spotlighting some of my favorite reads here on my site.

Miss Violet & the Great War by Leanna Renee Hieber

out this week; order at Indie Bound, B&N, or Amazon

Miss Violet

I received this book through NetGalley.

Hauntingly hopeful, Miss Violet & the Great War explores the tragedy of the first World War with poetic grace. I found this not to be a book to blaze through in one sitting, but one to savor and appreciate in little bites. That’s not to say it’s a slow read, either. This is a book that felt like immersing myself into a cozily hot bath.

I’ve read one of the related books in Hieber’s world, The Eterna Files, and that was a few years ago now. I jumped into this fourth book in the current series and had no problem following along, and I immediately loved a number of characters. While The Eterna Files seemed to be more of a supernatural mystery to me, Miss Violet & the Great War comes across as more like a spiritual gothic in the very mode of early 20th century novels.

Though the book is about the horrific aspects of war, Hieber’s main focus is on the goodness and creativity of humanity. I’m rather left in awe by the grace of how she handled that. Miss Violet grows up haunted by visions of the War to come throughout her childhood, and prepares herself with intelligence and practicality; so many books are plagued by impulsive protagonists, and it’s refreshing to encounter one with such thoughtfulness and diligence. The latter half of the book is in the War itself, with battles of physical and spiritual natures.

I highly recommend this to readers interested in the Great War and historical fiction with a fantastical bent.

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