This Spicy Espresso Coffee Bean Cookie Recipe will get lots of attention. This isn’t your typical boring spice cookie. This delicious espresso coffee bean cookie is a tasty experience!
First, you’ll taste a nice spice cookie blended with a great espresso flavor. Then, the surprise subtle flavors of cayenne pepper and dark chocolate follow. Be prepared, everyone will be asking you for this recipe. These Spicy Espresso Coffee Bean Cookies disappear fast. Luckily they freeze well – so make double batches.
Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
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
In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, confectioners sugar, and salt
In a separate small bowl, mix together espresso powder, vanilla, and hot water. Dissolve. Then add to creamed mixture
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: Make 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 Oven at 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 to hold shape
- Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes.
- When cool, dip tops in chocolate. Chill to set chocolate coating.