Our jazzy gingerbread coffee cookies
I'm not sure what it is about December, but suddenly I get a crazy craving for gingerbread. And by gingerbread, I mean every which way: cookies, cake, pie... you name it! So when I discovered that you could make coffee-flavored gingerbread cookies, I knew I had to try them out. The verdict? Totally delicious! If you're looking for an easy Christmas cookie recipe that packs a flavor punch, definitely give these a go. Enjoy!
• 1/2 cup of unsalted butter aka one stick, softened
• 1/2 cup of white sugar
• 1/2 cup of molasses
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp of almond extract
• 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
• 3/4 cup of almond flour
• 3 TBSP of cocoa powder
• 1/2 tsp of baking powder
• 1 TBSP of ground ginger
• 1/4 tsp of ground cloves
• 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp of salt
• 2 TBSP of 1936 Torrefacto Cinnamon & Spices Instant Coffee
• 2 TBSP of hot water
• 2 cups of powdered sugar
• Step 1
For three to five minutes, cream together the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy.
• Step 2
Add the molasses, egg, and almond extract, then beat to combine, about two minutes.
• Step 3
Combine the flour, almond flour, spices, salt, and baking powder in a bowl and mix.
• Step 4
Add the dry ingredients to the wet in two batches, mixing evenly until just combined.
• Step 5
Divide the dough in half, then shape both halves into discs. Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes.
• Step 6
Preheat the oven to 350, then, make the icing: put the 1936 Instant Coffe into a medium-sized bowl, then add the water.
• Step 7
Whisk until the espresso has dissolved, then add the powdered sugar and whisk to combine.
• Step 8
Remove dough from. Freezer. Use a rolling pin to roll out half the dough at a time. Once rolled out, cut them into desired shapes (this is your time to shine). Place them on the cookie sheets.
• Step 9
Bake for 10 minutes, being careful not to burn the edges. When they’re done, pop them on a cooling rack and let cool completely. While the cookies are cooling, pour the icing into a reusable piping bag in order to decorate.
If you haven't already tried making ginger bread coffee cookies, now is the time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have these delicious and festive cookies ready to enjoy in no time. So gather your friends and loved ones, make a batch of 1936 ginger bread coffee cookies, and enjoy some quality time together this holiday season.