Well, I got tied up with my rotation the past week. I even missed ARF at Sweetnicks this week...oops! I had long days all week and then was on call this Tuesday. I ended up getting a total of one hour of sleep Tuesday night, so these cookies are perfect for a post-call day...or if you are lacking in sleep for any reason...or if you just like coffee flavor. I saw these at Nic's site a while back and decided that I should try them. You see, here in Mississippi we have incredibly hot, and currently dry, summers. So, even though I'm waking up quite early I don't want coffee. In fact, my morning drink is usually lemonade! However, I do enjoy coffee flavored things. I decided to do these cookies the same way Nic did and just put the granules straight in without dissolving them. I really like the speckled look. It kind of gives a hint of something different to come upon tasting them. Although they do have a coffee flavor, they are not overwhelmingly strong, so even if you don't like to drink coffee you may just like these cookies. Give them a try!Cafe Latte Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp instant coffee powder (I used instant granules)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, coffee powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir the flour mixture into butter mixture.
Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls, forming 1-inch in diameter mounds, on the baking sheet. Bake until cookie are golden at the edges, about 8-11 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.