There are a lot of great recipes roaming around; on the internet, in cookbooks, and on the shelves of home cooks and chefs just like you and me. Recipes that fill you up, make you smile, and leave you satisfied until you’re ready for your next meal. But once in great while, you stumble upon a recipe that is so good (so very very good), it reminds you of why you were put on this planet to eat. With every bite, you close your eyes just so you can focus better on the flavors. You relish every tantalizing bite, and you may even make a small groan or a swoon as you eat it. You take your time, not wanting the experience to end and when it does, you look around for a second round, not caring if you’re too full to actually eat it.
We have all had these experiences. I remember an incredible creme brulee french toast I had the privilege of eating last summer when my family took a vacation up at The Tyler Place in Vermont. I put my lips to that french toast and just about got up and started to do a happy dance right there in the dining room. We’re going back there this coming summer. I told my husband it was for the vacation, but it’s really for the french toast. It was just that good. I haven’t had an experience like that since. Until I made this recipe that is.
I don’t know what I did, or how I figured it out, but these cookies are TO DIE FOR. They are so good that I’ve been eating one with my coffee/tea at breakfast, one after eating my lunch, and one (ok maybe two) as a dessert after dinner. I just can’t stop myself. They’re moist, they’re chewy, they’re orange flavor, they’re almond flavor, they’re sweet. They’re sheer and utter heaven in a carb form. But don’t take my word for it. Cook a batch up and see for yourself.