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coffee sugar cookies

I was hanging out on Pinterest the other day and came across some Coffee Sugar Cookies.  Intrigued by the picture I clicked on the pin and low and behold… I made them!  Ha.  Talk about forgetfulness.  I think it’s post-pregnancy-i-have-five-children-and-nine-chickens-brain.

Coffee Sugar Cookies!

Seeing how horrible my original pictures were I decided to update the recipe and shoot some new shots.  Also, the idea of coffee sugar cookies seemed fabulous!  Two of my favorite things in one place.

Sugar + Coffee = Happiness Coma

Coffee Sugar Cookies!

 

 

However, I actually decreased the amount of coffee in the recipe.  You can see that the gorgeous flakes of caffeinated awesomeness are still thoroughly dispersed throughout.  There is more than enough to add a little spring to your step!

Which leads me to another alteration… I made it with decaffeinated grounds. I am still a nursing mom and in the slight chance that my kids might sneak one I figured it was for the best.  You can certainly opt for full caffeinated fun!

coffee sugar cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ground coffee (you can also use instant crystals or powder)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (I used kosher)

Instructions

  1. In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and coffee until fully incorporated.
  3. In separate bowl add together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Slowly add your egg mixture to the butter mixture until well combined. Slowly add flour mixture until fully combined, do not over beat.
  5. Chill this dough for at least one hour, preferably overnight.
  6. When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Roll out dough on floured solid surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a circle cookie cutter, punch out circles and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden. Allow cookies to cool completely before covering in any icing.
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Coffee Sugar Cookies with Pink Buttercream

 

Here is the thing with these cookies.  They are good, they live up to their name well.  But I actually prefer them when a few adaptations are made.  For instance, adding mounds of glorious pink buttercream frosting.  Cherry buttercream frosting to be exact.

The combination of the slightly bitter cookie with the subtle cherry frosting is kinda sorta totally awesome.

Then I took it one step further.

I made ice cream sandwiches.

Coffee Ice Cream Sandwiches with Chocolate Ice Cream!

 

The ice cream was Double Chocolate Chunk and it was seriously amazing.  I keep trying to think of descriptive words and say things about how delicious they are and all I can think of is… amazing.

Double Chocolate Chunk Coffee Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Pretty sure I can officially retire from food blogging now.

Well, until the next crop of zucchini comes in.  Hello double chocolate zucchini cupcakes!

Comments

  1. says

    oh amanda, those are my two favorite things, too – and adding chocolate ice cream to the mix, which is my third favorite thing? ah-maaaazing!! thank you for this. will need to make them. tonight. or right now.

  2. Renee C says

    Quick question. Not a cofee drinker but was wondering if you could substiture espresso powder? I’m presuming you’d use half?

  3. Kim says

    YUM!! I can’t wait to make these! Do you roll them out to 1/2″, or should it be thinner? I’ve noticed most recipes are 1/8-1/4″.

  4. Nancy says

    You had me hooked with the cookies alone…then came the buttercream. I thought, “Oh yes, I could eat those with buttercream!” The killer was the ice cream sandwiches. OMG Now I simply MUST make these cookies!!

  5. says

    I’m confused… In your first posting of this recipe, which i just read, you state that you do not like coffee and had to depend on your hubby’s opinion of the cookies. I take it that has changed?

    • says

      Yes, when I first made these cookies years ago I did not like cookies. I started drinking it not too long after, and am now fully addicted to the glorious morning beverage. I talk about that quite often on my blog! :)

  6. Samantha says

    Amanda, this recipe looks amazing! I just have one question, does the coffee have to be made or just use the coffee grounds as they are? Looking forward to making this recipe! Thank you!(:

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