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Spicy Espresso Coffee Bean Cookie Recipe

photo 3This isn’t a typical boring spice cookie. This delicious espresso coffee bean cookie is a taste experience. First, a nice spice cookie blended with a great espresso flavor. Then, the surprise subtle flavor combination of cayenne pepper and dark chocolate.  Be prepared, everyone will be asking you for this recipe.  And they disappear fast. Luckily they freeze well – so make double batches.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened

3/4 cups confectioners sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 Tbsp espresso powder

2 Tbsp hot water

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 cups flour

3/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

6 oz dark chocolate

1 Tbsp butter

Step one:

  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, confectioners sugar, and salt

Step Two:

  • In a separate small bowl, mix together espresso powder, vanilla, and hot water. Dissolve. Then add to creamed mixture

Step Three:

  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and ginger.  Add to above mixture
  • Form dough into flat rectangle. Chill 2-3 hours

Step Four:   Dipping Chocolate

  • Melt together dark chocolate and butter. Set aside, keeping warm. Will be used to dip cookies in later

Step Five:  Making the cookies    Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees

  • Cut chilled dough into one inch squares
  • Roll into oval shape
  • Press a skewer through the center to indent (to resemble a coffee bean)
  • Place on tray & chill till firm
  • Bake at 350  for 8-12 minutes.
  • When cool, dip tops in chocolate.  Chill to set chocolate coating.

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