Mike has always been somewhat of a social butterfly, but when the weather starts to warm up he is even more so.
He’s been inviting a different dinner guest about once every 10 days for the past month and a half or so, and of course in addition to a home-cooked dinner, I always plan for at least a little something for dessert as well.
A couple weeks ago, Mike told me that our dinner guest was “a healthy guy” when I asked what he wanted me to make. As vague as that was, at least it was something to go on. I figured I could take my liberties and make something I’d enjoy as well.
And I’ve been in the mood for cookies. And chocolate. (Always chocolate, right, ladies?)
So Hazelnut-Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookie Balls just made sense.
These cookies are nicely sweet without being cloyingly so, and without an aftertaste that baked goods with stevia can sometimes have. They’re soft, but slightly chewy and dense. They’re pretty true to the flavor of real chocolate chip cookies, if I do say so myself.
And you probably noticed, I had a lot of fun with this photo shoot! I couldn’t help all the pictures. ;)