Last week I wrote from the comfort of an airplane. The good news was on the trip home the kids only woke up one sleeping couple in front of us instead of the whole section of our plane this time. We're making progress.
(She may look sweet and innocent but LOVES to fight with her brother on the plane. And take multiple trips to the bathroom. You do NOT want to sit in front of her).
The bad news is I got the kids back to school, I started working with my research students who went back to school and I went back to working at the elementary school I work at, but I didn't get time to get back to blogging.
Which was a shame, because it was FREEZING cold last week and it's the middle of winter so these dairy free hot cocoa cookies are just what was needed to dunk into a cup of hot cocoa after a trip outside.
That and I ran my first long run outside in several weeks (goodbye dreadmill!) and upon returning home was reminded of why I was so happy I had these waiting for me. They were perfect!
A few notes when making these dairy free hot cocoa cookies:
Since I still can't have dairy, I love this hot cocoa recipe from Elana's Pantry. I omit the spices and use almond milk instead of coconut milk. I keep my mix stocked in a mason jar. If you're looking for a better marshmallow alternative, the cookies pictured were made with Dandies Marshmallows. They are vegan too. The hats were found at an after Christmas sale from Hobby Lobby. As soon as I drizzled the chocolate on, I put a hat on them. You can omit the hat, but they were a fun way to dress up the cookie since I was giving them away as gifts.