Sunday, December 28, 2008

Coffee Cookies

I just love having a couple of weeks off of work over the holidays! After the chaos during the days leading up to Christmas (I made yet ANOTHER chocolate cream pie- we're up to 5 in the last month now!), it was nice staying home afterwards. AudioDad's been off since Wednesday, Brian came to stay for a few days after. We've been playing with the new Wii (AudioDad's been listening! Or at least reading the blog!) and working through the leftovers. Too bad these cookies were one of the first to go- the recipe came from a teacher at work. I just love how they're not too sweet, and I can't resist anything coffee-flavored!

Coffee Cookies
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tbs. instant coffee, plus extra for dusting
2 tsp. hot water
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve the tablespoon of instant coffee in the hot water and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar using a mixer at medium speed. Beat in the egg, coffee mixture, and the vanilla. Mix the salt into the flour and then stir it into the butter-sugar mixture. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls (about a tablespoon) and place on a baking sheet. Press with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar or use a decorative cookies tamp. Crush/sprinkle additional instant coffee crystals over the cookies. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges and cookies are set in the centers.


Anonymous said...

These cookies sound delish. I may have to try them out! Love Aunt Lynn

Janice said...

Lynn- They ARE delicious- coffee in any form makes me happy! Remind me to bring you a batch when I see you next!