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 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!

Coffee Sugar Cookies!
4.34 from 3 votes

coffee sugar cookies

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
I was hanging out on Pinterest the other day and came across some Coffee Sugar Cookies.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and coffee until fully incorporated.
  • In separate bowl add together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Slowly add your egg mixture to the butter mixture until well combined. Slowly add flour mixture until fully combined, do not over beat.
  • Chill this dough for at least one hour, preferably overnight.
  • When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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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Reader Comments

  1. 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. TOTAL happiness coma. I’m supposed to cut down on caffeine, but I don’t see that happening. Especially when I can have coffee in my cookies!

  3. I juuuuust bought sugar cookie flavored coffee for realz!
    It’s good…but nowhere NEAR as good as these sound. I’ll eat these instead thanks 🙂 Pinned!

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

  5. Girl, you have five children? and nine chickens? I’d forget my name! These cookies sound (and look) absolutely amazing! Definitely going to pin these to make!

  6. I love the little flecks of of coffee granules! This looks like the perfect pick-me-up afternoon snack!

  7. 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″.

    1. I would do 1/2 inch. I normally do 1/4 inch for my regular sugar cookies, but these do spread out a bit more.

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