It’s that time of the year again.
No, not the time of the year when people spend cold days cozying up with their families by the fire, opening gifts and making resolutions; the time of year when people can’t find parking in the mall parking lot at 8 am. The time of year when peace and goodwill only applies after you’ve elbow-checked at least three people while trying to find the cheapest (insert-product-you-must-own-now-here), and then yelled at the barista for making your coffee 5 degrees too cold.
Needless to say, my day job is in retail.
I don’t know if it’s a symptom of my “profession,” or just a real sea change, but the holidays don’t feel like holidays anymore.
And for those of us on the other side of the cash register, sometimes the only thing that can get us through the ultra-long holiday shifts is a little extra boost from modern American (wo)man’s best friend: caffeine.
Personally, I gave up coffee when I went vegan back in August, but I figured that my fellow coworkers might need a day-after-Christmas pick-me-up.
And so I bought espresso beans.
And covered them in chocolate.
And then, for no reason other than the fact that “Mocha Coconut” is so much fun to say, I added coconut.
And thus, Vegan Mocha Coconut Cookies saved the retail Christmas. (Or at least brightened up a few of my friends’ days…)
Love & Cookies,