Coffee Crisps Cookies

Annacia *

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@Annacia

A few teaspoons of instant coffee crystals or instant espresso powder go into these sugar cookies that are also topped with coffee icing. Yum!


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Serves:

makes 20 cookies

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE COOKIES

4 tsp
water
2 tsp
instant coffee crystals (or 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder)
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
instant coffee crystals, coarsely crushed (optional)

COFFEE ICING

1/8 tsp
instant coffee crystals or 1 dash espresso coffee
1 Tbsp
whipping cream
1 c
sifted powdered sugar
whipping cream, enough additional to get a piping consistancy (1 to 2 tablespoons)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set the cookie sheet aside.
2
In a small bowl stir together water and coffee crystals or espresso coffee powder until dissolved; set aside.
3
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
4
Add sugar and salt, beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
5
Add eggs and coffee mixture; beat until combined.
6
Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
7
Drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet; spread dough into 2-inch circles.
8
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until browned around the edges.
9
Cool on cookie sheet set on a wire rack for 2 minutes.
10
Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

When cookies are cool, fill a pastry bag fitted with a very small round tip with Coffee Icing.
11
Pipe icing onto cookies in a zigzag pattern. Or, thin icing with additional whipping cream to make icing of drizzling consistency; use fork tines to drizzle icing over cookies ( If desired, sprinkle with crushed coffee crystals. Makes about 20 cookies).
12
COFFEE ICING:
13
Stir together 1/8 teaspoon instant coffee crystals or dash of espresso coffee powder and 1 tablespoon whipping cream until coffee is dissolved.
14
In a small mixing bowl stir together 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, the coffee-cream mixture and enough additional whipping cream (1 to 2 tablespoons) to make icing of piping consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy