I like coffee flavored anything. I would be a coffee drinker if I could (or chose to). I read a book recently that was barely above par Key Lime Pie Murder, and in it was a bunch of different recipes which was kind of fun. I tried a couple of them. One of the recipes was for coffee cookies. I realized that I didn’t write down the recipe before I returned it so I looked up a recipe on-line. I tried it and it was pretty good. I will say I liked them better the second day, and I wouldn’t cook them for full 10 minutes (I would say closer to 9 min). I also used decaf coffee instead of the regular. We had some friends over for brunch today and these were my appetizers…a morning cookie (who doesn’t love a cookie in the morning?) If you make this tell me what you think.
- 3/4 cup blanched slivered almonds (I just chopped up some pecans and used those and it was great)
- 1/3 cup instant coffee granules (I got decaf)
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used half milk and half semi sweet)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Toast almonds in oven for 10 minutes or until brown.
- Dissolve coffee in 2 tablespoons hot water. In a separate small mixing bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt.
- Beat butter and sugar in an electric mixer at a medium speed until fluffy. Pour coffee, vanilla and eggs into the butter mixture; mix well. Reduce mixer’s speed to low and slowly pour flour mixture into the butter mixture.
- Fold chocolate chips and almonds into the dough. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes. (I wouldn’t bake it this long otherwise they will be kind of hard and biscutty) Go for about 9 min and see whatcha think.