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At this point, you’re probably dragging a little bit. Holiday parties, shopping, decorating, wrapping, baking, filing out holiday cards, multiple trips to the post office, endless Lifetime Christmas movies. It’s exhausting. Today for Day 10 of 12 Cookies, I have a pretty little pick up for you: Iced Coffee Cookies.

These are the ones you put on top of the cookie platter to make it look like you did a lot of work. They’re pretty but are in truth, quite simple. No one needs to know that. The flavor trick is instant espresso powder, easily found in your regular grocery store. Strangely, it’s usually with the Italian foods rather than the coffee. Go figure. If you can’t find it regular instant coffee will work too. A little in the cookie batter and the icing is all you need for a nice deep coffee flavor. This is the cookie for the non-cookie people in your life. Believe it or not they’re out there.

12 Days of Cookies from years past:

FruityJam ThumbprintsJam Streusel TartsRaspberry Linzer SquaresLemon Poppyseed ButtonsOrange Sesame CrispsCranberry Pistachio CoinsAlmond Raspberry StripsOrange Sandwich CookiesApricot Rosemary ShortbreadCoconut Lime SticksBourbon Glazed Fruitcake ButtonsLemon Cornmeal BiscottiBlueberry Lime ButtonsDate Swirls

NuttyMexican Wedding CookiesRussian Tea CakesPecan TassiesMaple Black Walnut CookiesPB&J Sandwich CookiesPecan Triangles

SpicedCinnamon Sugar PinwheelsCandied Ginger Spice ButtonsCardamom Rose CoinsBrown Sugar Wafers with Lemon Lavender Glaze

ChocolateBasic Chocolate Butter Cookie DoughMexican Chocolate CrinklesChocolate Cocoa Nib Wafers,Raspberry Chocolate DropsChocolate Hazelnut ButtonsDark Mocha Sandwich CookiesEspresso CrinklesCranberry Cocoa Nib WafersChocolate Dulce de Leche Sandwich CookiesChocolate LebkuchenFudge TartsChocolate Marzipan DropsChocolate Coconut BullseyesChocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich CookiesChocolate Almond CrescentsChocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

BarsRum Butter BarsPeppermint Brownie BarsBanana Walnut BarsChocolate Banana Petit Fours

Holiday ClassicsCream Cheese WreathsClassic Molasses CookiesPeppermint Candy CanesAndes Mint Chip CookiesHoliday Mallomars

This year:

Basic Butter Cookie Dough for all recipes

Day 1: Sparkly Sugar Cookies

Day 2: Pecan Praline Bars

Day 3: Earl Grey Sandwich Cookies

Day 4: Butter Brickle Cookies

Day 5: Maple Glazed Spiced Sweet Potato Cookies

Day 6: Garam Masala Shortbread

Day 7: Magic Cookie Bars

Day 8: Rocky Road Bars

Day 9: Rum Raisin Squares


Base Butter Cookie Dough – recipe here

  1. For the cookie dough: combine the water and espresso until dissolved.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the room temperature cookie dough, espresso mixture and baking soda on medium until combined.
  3. Roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap to about 1/8” thick. and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes or overnight (tightly wrapped). (Tip: roll warm, cut cold.)
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. Cut the dough into desired shapes and place on sheet pans lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Gather the scraps, reroll and cut. If the dough warms too much to cut and transfer cleanly, pop back into the refrigerator to chill.
  6. Bake for 10-11 minutes until firm, rotating the pans halfway through baking.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. For the glaze: combine the water and espresso until dissolved. Sift in the powdered sugar and stir until combined. The icing should be stiff but have a little flow to it, if needed add water in ¼ teaspoon measures until the desired consistency is achieved.
  9. Transfer the icing to a piping bag or a Ziploc bag. Cut a small opening. Drizzle the icing over the baked cooled cookies and allow at least 1 hour to set.
  10. Do ahead: dough can be frozen up to 3 months.

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I tripped over all the crap in my entryway. Bags and bags of stuff – work stuff, Christmas stuff, wrapping stuff, stuff stuff. My home is officially a hazard course and I’ve have reached critical meltdown point. So it’s probably a good time for a shot of caffeine, right? How about getting that from a cookie? The sugar has got to help too. Put a pot of to brew, grab a handful of cookies and exhale. Today for Day 11 of the 12 Days of Cookies … Espresso Crinkles. And not a day too soon. (more…)

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