Cocoa Ginger Lime Cookies

Cocoa Ginger Lime Cookies cooling

Each Bachelor night we do a theme based upon something in the show. Last week was a mix between Vegas and ethnic (due to the lack of ethnic diversity this season). Therefore I decided to make up a batch of cookies that would be a bit out of the usual variety and this is what I came up with. They have passed the both Bachelor night and workplace approval in their taste, though the ginger ends up a stronger note with the lime being an undertone in the palate.

Cocoa Ginger Lime Cookies

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ginger
dash of cloves
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup lime

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, ginger & cocoa. Set aside. In a larger bowl mix margarine, shortening, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and lime.

Cocoa Ginger Lime Cookie batter

Add dry mixture to wet mixture and stir until combined.

Cocoa Ginger Lime Cookies in the oven

Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

Estimated 34 cookies @ 95 calories each.

Cocoa Ginger Lime Cookies cooling close up

5 Things I Love – Nov 22

image for weekly list of five things I'm currently loving in life, music, art, etc.

1. Bolthouse Farms Juices

I don’t buy these often because (a) they’re a bit on the expensive side and (b) I don’t generally keep juice in my fridge. When I do splurge on specialty juices, though, I love these. Green Goodness is a particular favorite, but what caught my attention this past week was their 50/50 Berry Juice because it has a whole variety of berries (which I also love) without strawberries (which don’t love me).

2. Mario Bottlecap Pendants

This may be considered shameless self-promotion, but I made these Mario mushroom bottlecap pendants for Indigo Dreams Design (my other blog/brand) and they really do just make me happy. All I have to do is look at them and I feel a smile spreading across my face. They’re really too cute and, yes, totally nerdy for words :)

3. Grosgrain Blog

This blog is like catnip for sewing addicts. Every time I read it it makes me want to throw aside whatever else I am doing and drown myself in glorious sewing projects. It has added a whole new perspective to my trips to Goodwill and Salvation Army, though. I’ve actually got a partially refashioned sweater on my dress form as I type.

4. Unusual Cookie Cutters

I don’t have a huge number of these yet, but several weeks back I got a cookie cutter/mixing bowl special at World Market and it has this great maple leaf that I got to play with this weekend. The same day, I got an awesome butterfly cookie cutter and, of course, I would love to get Williams-Sonoma’s Star Wars cookie cutter set. Then, my co-worker introduced me to Off the Beaten Path. Dangerous. That’s all I have to say on it.

5. Motrin Tension Headache

It may seem like an odd thing to include on this list, but it is my OTC drug of choice for headaches. One word of warning – it does contain caffeine so do not take it if you’re planning on sleeping in the next few hours.