Coconut, almond, & walnut chocolate chip cookies

Lately I have been obsessing over this cookie from Levain Bakery. If you have never visited a Levain, the cookies are the size of your fist and loaded with goodies like nuts and chocolate chips. They are absolutely perfect.

I decided to make my own batch of loaded cookies. I slightly changed the flavor profile by using almond extract instead of vanilla, and I added in walnuts AND coconut flakes. More goodies, the better. I didn’t make the cookies giant-sized (though they are big), but you easily could by doubling the scoop size and slightly increasing the baking time. These cookies are chewy/slightly gooey in the center, so if you prefer more of a crispy cookie feel free to bake them an extra 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

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Maple walnut rum fudge

November may be over soon, but that doesn’t mean that holiday treats are taking a back seat. Next up is December… which is loaded with epic holiday food – especially desserts.

I don’t prepare any big holiday dinners in December like I do for Thanksgiving, but I DO make a TON of Christmas cookies, cakes, bars, and fudge.

This is one of my favorite fudge recipes – it’s quick, simple, and blends fall flavors with winter flavors beautifully. This is always a big hit with my family, and its sure to be one with yours, too.

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