And boy do I need another one. Vacations have not been a part of my adult life and I want to change that. They may only be once a year, for now, but I think for me they are necessary. Step away from the computer, forget about work and just enjoy the moment!

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Take out my camera for fun only, not for work.

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Get up when I want to, not because I have to.

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Not have a set schedule for a week or more.

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Are you a vacation person? If so, what are your favourite vacation spots?

Till next time,

Nadia

These cookies are quick and easy. Whip them up ahead of time or at the last minute.

Coconut-Lime Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

12 small cookies

Coconut-Lime Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 oz softened butter
  • 2 oz organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2.5 oz. all-purpose flour
  • 1.25 oz unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F
  2. You'll need one large baking sheet, lightly greased, non-stick or lined with parchment paper.
  3. Beat butter and sugar together, until creamy and light. About 5 minutes.
  4. Then add 1/2 egg.
  5. Beat until mixed.
  6. Add flour, lemon rind and all the coconut but 1 tbsp.
  7. Mix well but do not over mix.
  8. Make 12 loose balls. Mixture will be sticky, but stiff.
  9. Dip each top in coconut.
  10. Place on tray. Coconut dipped side, up.
  11. Bake for 14 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Notes

You can substitute, lime or orange rind, for the lemon rind. Or leave it out completely if citrus isn't your thing.

You can also add dried fruits, chocolate or nuts, chopped small. About 1/4-1/2 cup at the most.

You can substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten free, all-purpose flour. Using the same amount.

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Do you have a favourite Valentine's Day cookie? If you try this recipe, I'd love to hear how it turned out for you. If you put a twist on this recipe, I'd also love to hear that as well!

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Till next time,

Nadia