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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies with Chrysanthemum Petals

Our family loves Mexican hot chocolate. That creamy hot chocolate with cinnamon and a hint of cayenne pepper – yummy ūüėč! ¬†So when I came upon a hot chocolate recipe in the May issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine that took the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate and transformed it into a cookie, I had to try it. An added bonus is that the ingredients for these cookies are ingredients I usually have in my pantry.

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Cardamom Rosemary Shortbread Cookies with Coconut Oil

I love shortbread. That buttery cookie with just a hint of salt that goes so well with tea is a favored cookie of mine, mainly because it doesn’t compete with my afternoon tea. It satisfies my cookie fix without being too sweet. ¬†So I thought why not try making shortbread cookies at home? ¬†This way I can flavor it with some exotic spices to make it interesting.


It just so happens I had the perfect opportunity to make shortbread cookies as my friend Devi was coming over for lunch. ¬†Devi has been telling me for years that she doesn’t have too many sweets, but what she does have every day is a cookie with her afternoon tea. Instead of making a dessert for our lunch I decided to make shortbread cookies, and flavored them with cardamom and rosemary.

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Georgina’s Maltese Easter Figolli

The Bay Area is a great place to live. ¬†A true representation of what America is today – a melting pot of various cultures, languages, and religions. ¬†Where else could I have such a wonderful¬†group of friends from such places like¬†Ghana, Philippines, Japan, China, Ireland, Vietnam, England, ¬†Iran, Fiji, ¬†Russia, Kenya, all corners of India, Eastern Europe, and Malta. ¬†Which brings me to the topic of this post; Georgina’s Maltese Easter figolli.

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