It’s January. Most of us are trying to eat better and work out more. However, it’s generally cold in the mornings and we’re all feeling a little sluggish from the holidays.
January may be the time of resolution keeping, but it is also the time of the Holiday Hangover. For that, I like nothing more than a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning.
My husband and I have been grinding coffee and brewing it up in our Italian espresso maker. Add a touch of Splenda and some 2% steamed milk, we have the beginning of a productive day. It’s our slice of morning heaven.
However, do you know what makes it even better? A little treat.
That’s right – a treat. An itty-bitty, something yummy is the perfect way to start the day – even if it isn’t on our diet. That’s where the Coffee Cookie comes in!
I drink alcohol from time to time, as you may have guessed from the title of my blog. On
one boozy night, I had a hankering for some cookies. It was around 2am, and we all know nothing good for us happens at that time. That cookie craving I had wasn’t just a desire, it was a necessity. Not only did cookies sound amazing, I knew we needed to have them to head off that morning hangover.
So, I made cookies.
Only, in my drunken haze, I forgot part of the recipe and put in way too much flour and cinnamon. When I realized my error, I thought the cookies would all be ruined. Thankfully, I was wrong. Instead, the Coffee Cookie was born!
This cookie is denser than your average cookie and it’s not as sweet. It is truly the perfect pairing for a nice hot cup of java. Enjoy!
- 2 sticks butter (softened)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Add Ins: (You can customize your cookie with any of these or add in your favorite cookie additions)
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin (bake for a couple minutes longer)
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup dried blueberries
- ½ cup shaved coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Blend the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until completely combined
- Add in the eggs and vanilla
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon
- Add the flour mixture one spoonful at a time into the butter mixture until all of the ingredients are combined
- Stir in any add-ins
- Spoon the dough onto cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire cooling rack