Coffee Flavored Sugar Cookies are a recipe that is simple enough to be made any day, but the flavors are elegant, subtle, and delicious.
Looking for a fun and unique twist on the classic sugar cookie? Try out these coffee-flavored sugar cookies!
With a hint of caffeine and a whole lot of deliciousness, these cookies are sure to be a hit at your next gathering or as a special treat for yourself.
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Reasons to Adore These Cookies
Coffee Flavored Sugar Cookies are an easy-to-make recipe that boasts elegant, subtle, and delightful flavors. If you are a coffee lover, these cookies are a must-try.
They make a sweet treat to enjoy with a glass of milk, a cup of tea, or, of course, coffee.
They also make an excellent gift for any coffee lover, especially during the holidays.
These cookies are perfect for any occasion, be it a party, graduation, wedding shower, or anything in between.
The secret for these lovely, simple cookies lies in using quality ingredients, giving the cookies enough time in the oven, and baking them with love.
Why this recipe works
- A tasty and fun alternative to traditional sugar cookies.
- Easy to make and perfect for coffee lovers.
- They are versatile and easy to decorate in a variety of ways, making them great for any occasion.
What ingredients to use
To make these coffee-flavored sugar cookies, you will need unsalted butter, egg yolks, powdered sugar, salt, some milk, all-purpose flour, baking powder, instant coffee powder (dissolved in some water), or coffee extract.
*You can also make these cookies gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour.
Note about instant coffee: I used instant espresso coffee. This type of coffee is soluble, making it easy to incorporate into the recipe, and it has a fragrant coffee taste, making it perfect for baking.
However, if you do not like coffee, you can use other flavors like cinnamon or vanilla, almond flavor, rum, or even lemon.
Step 1. Preheat oven and dissolve the instant coffee in water. Set aside.
Step 2. Cream butter and sugar.
Step3. Add the wet ingredients.
Step 4. Add the dry ingredients.
Step 5. Refrigerate dough. (If you're short on time, you can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days before rolling it out and baking it.)
Step 6. Roll the dough and cut the cookies in the shape desired. (If you don't have a rolling pin, you can use a wine bottle or other cylindrical object to roll out the dough.)
Step 7. Bake.
Step 8. Allow the cookies to rest before moving them to a wire rack.
Step 9. Decorate the cookies. This is not mandatory, but you can use any icing recipe you like.
Yes, they freeze well too. However, you can also freeze the dough and bake the cookies later when needed. Here is how to do it:
Baked cookies: these cookies freeze well for up to six months. Layer them between sheets of wax paper in a freezer-safe container, to prevent them from sticking together. To thaw the frozen baked cookies, take them out of the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours before serving.
Cookie dough: freezes well for up to three months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe bag.
To thaw the frozen dough, simply remove it from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before rolling it out.
Make sure to label the bag with the date and type of cookie so you can easily identify it later on.
Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
If you want to keep the cookies fresh for longer, you can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Make sure your butter is at room temperature for easy creaming.
- Chill the dough before rolling it out to prevent it from sticking to the surface.
- If the dough gets too warm and difficult to work with, put it back in the fridge to chill for a bit before continuing.
- Don't overbake the cookies. They should be lightly golden around the edges.
- Store the cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
Decorating the cookies
You can decorate these cookies as you like. I have never tried flood frosting on them, but this recipe is great for it. It is a sturdy cookie that stands out from other decorated sugar cookies with its delicious flavor.
You can use icing, frosting, sprinkles, or any other decorations you like. Just be sure to wait until the cookies are completely cool before adding any decorations, or they may melt or slide off.
In conclusion, these coffee-flavored sugar cookies are a simple recipe that is often overlooked. But once you discover them, they will undoubtedly stay in your collection of recipes forever. Enjoy!
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Coffee Flavored Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 2 sticks of butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup powder sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
- 2 teaspoons water
- Options for flavors instead of coffee: 1 teaspoon cinnamon or 1 teaspoon vanilla to flavor the cookies
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Dissolve the instant coffee in a little bit of water(2 tsp).
- With a mixer, beat the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk, and dissolved coffee. Add egg yolks, one by one, while keep mixing.
- Add slowly the flour, salt, and baking powder to make a dough.
- Place the dough covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Take the dough out, place it on a floured surfaces, roll it about ¼ inch thick.
- Cut the cookies in any shape you want.
- Bake them on a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet at 350F for 10 minutes until the edges get slightly golden.
- Instead of coffee, you can use cinnamon or vanilla.
- If you want to make a larger batch of these cookies, you can double or triple the recipe as needed. Just be sure to mix the ingredients well and chill the dough in separate batches if necessary.
- If you don't have a rolling pin, you can use a wine bottle or other cylindrical object to roll out the dough.
- You can also make these cookies gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour.
- If you're short on time, you can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days before rolling it out and baking it.
- In terms of decorating these cookies, the possibilities are endless. You can use icing, frosting, sprinkles, or any other decorations you like. Just be sure to wait until the cookies are completely cool before adding any decorations, or they may melt or slide off.
Just took a pic, but not sure how to send it! I followed the recipe exactly other than using 2 tsp of espresso coffee. Tasty! An elite sort of cookie/flavor! I rolled them into 2 'logs', refrigerated them overnight, then sliced & baked the next day, first rolling in sugar. Decided to frost them with a simple mix of XXX sugar, heavy cream & more coffee powder. Thanks for the unique recipe! Will serve at my mom's Christmas brunch this year!
The Bossy Kitchen says
How cool and creative! I am happy you liked the recipe and made it better. It is indeed a good recipe. Thank you for visiting.
Can you freeze these cookies? Do you ever do flood frosting on them?
Miranda Evans says
I will be trying these cookies soon. Just curious if they’re a soft cookie or crunchy?
The Bossy Kitchen says
It is not a soft cookie. It is a sugar cookie flavored with coffee. Great for decorating also.