Coffee Bean Cookies Recipe
For those that enjoy the taste of coffee, waking up to a fresh, hot steaming cup of java usually becomes a morning ritual. Coffee is something that we here at Sweet Society definitely enjoy... fresh ground Peet's coffee beans, some sugar, and a dash of half and half, and our day is off to a perfect start. But for those mornings where coffee is just simply unavailable, or if you're looking for a "coffee treat" to serve as a pick-me-up during the day, eating these adorable shaped coffee bean cookies might be the solution. These cookies are mild on the sweetness with a creamy middle and a definite coffee taste... a true coffee lovers dream.
Before You Get Started Making Coffee Bean Cookies
Measure/Weigh all the ingredients
Remove butter and cream cheese to come to room temperature
Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F)
Coffee Bean Cookies Ingredients and Amounts (Yields 50 cookies)
2 tbsp (30g) whole milk - warm
1 tbsp (4g) instant coffee granules (instant coffee powder - grams may vary)
3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter - room temperature
8 oz (226g) cream cheese - softened
1 cup (220g) packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp (4g) vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups (350g) all-purpose flour
3 tbsp (22g) unsweetened cocoa powder
Coffee Bean Cookies Step-By-Step Directions
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F)
2) In the microwave, warm up the 2 tbsp of milk. Add the instant coffee granules to the warm milk and stir until the granules are dissolved.
3) Place the warm coffee-milk in the freezer to chill.
4) In a bowl, sift together the flour and unsweetened cocoa powder and set aside.
5) In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or mixing bowl if using a handheld mixer), place room temperature butter and cream cheese in the bowl and mix together well on medium speed for 2 minutes.
6) Next, add the dark brown sugar, vanilla extract, and chilled coffee-milk from the freezer into the stand mixer, mix on low for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed.
7) With the stand mixer on low, add the dry ingredients set aside from Step 4, mixing just until the dry ingredients are combined.
8) To roll out the cookie dough, wet your hands and grab a gumball size of dough, shape it into an oval. You will need to re-wet your hands after 3 or 4 cookies.
9) Place the balls about an inch or so apart onto the baking sheet.
10) Once you have your baking sheet filled, take a toothpick and press it along lengthwise on top of each oval ball - this will make your ovals look like coffee beans. You may need to wet the toothpick if it gets sticky.
11) Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, the cookies will be set but still soft to the touch. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then place on a cooling rack to cool completely. These cookies are delicious warm, or at room temperature.
Coffee Bean Cookies Sweet Notes
It does feel slightly odd to roll the cookies out with wet hands, but this technique did work the best for us
Store these cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days, that is if they're still around and not already eaten
These cookies would be a great gift for your favorite coffee lover. A batch of these coffee bean cookies in a coffee mug will brighten anyone's day
Recipe adapted from Sweet Secrets