For a sensational treat after dinner or for a late morning snack, try these cookies with your cup of Joe…
Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies
1-2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup butter (no substitute), softened
1/3 cup brewed coffee, cooled
1/4 cup coffee liqueur
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2 tsp vanilla
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Coffee Frosting (see recipe below)
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted (optional)
Combine sugar, the 2/3 cup butter, coffee, the 1/4 cup coffee liqueur, eggs, melted unsweetened chocolate, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until creamy, scraping bowl often. Reduce speed to low: add flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until combined.
Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove and cool on wire racks.
Spread Coffee Frosting over cooled cookies. Drizzle with melted semisweet chocolate, if desired. Makes about 60 cookies.
Coffee Frosting: Beat 3 tablespoons butter (no substitutes), 3 cups sifted powdered sugar, and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually beat in enough brewed coffee (2 to 3 tablespoons) to make of spreading consistency. Enjoy!