From The Athlete’s Kitchen’s First Friday Cookies: Double Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies

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It’s finally May! As the spring season deepens, there is a lot to be excited about in New York; the warm weather, the beautiful flowering trees, and the delicious seasonal recipes to try out. With their rich double chocolate, and warm cinnamon flavor, these cookies could be just as enjoyable as winter as in spring. However, they would also be a timely additional treat for a barbecue, a get together with friends and family, or even a dessert for Cinco de Mayo! Check out Alli’s recipe  for these First Friday Cookies on From the Athletes Kitchen and try them out.

-by Johanna Silver

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