Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins
From Everydaycook. com.
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Mix sugars, shortening, egg, milk and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix flour, coffee, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
- Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
- Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with a fork dipped in sugar.
- Bake until light brown about 7 to 8 minutes.
These cookies are so simple to make and as long as you have instant coffee on hand, the ingredients are staple pantry items. I was able to whip up a batch of these, have them out of the oven, and everything cleaned up in no more than half an hour. I had no trouble forming the dough into balls (my dough wasn't sticky) and flattening them with the bottom of a sugar-coated glass was super easy. I just had to re-apply a little shortening to the glass two or three times. Best of all, the cookies are delicious! Super delicious!
What a tasty cookie! A new favorite for me. This recipe is wonderful as written, but can also be changed to add a few chocolate chips, or some cocoa powder for a mocha taste, or add some orange zest or almond extract So many possibilities to change this up a bit. I found it impossible to roll into balls , so instead I just shaped them with my fingers in a somewhat-ball -shape. I liked the flecks of coffee granules in the finished product, (kind of made me think of coffee beans). I also added an extra bit of coffee and 2 whole teaspoons of vanilla extract. Lovely cookie! I will make sure to double the recipe next time because these were gone too fast! Thanks a bunch!
These are de-luscious! I made them exactly as written, except that I used instant espresso powder, sprinkled each cookie with a tiny bit of granulated sugar and flattened with a fork. Next time, I will double the recipe, because these were gone pronto! Thank you, thank you for posting!