Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies

Attention coffee lovers! This iced drop cookie recipe--made with coffee, coffee liqueur, and chocolate in the dough--is made especially for you.

Chocolate Coffee Liqueur Cookies
YIELD
about 60 cookies
PREP TIME
30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3  cups sugar
  • 2/3  cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/3  cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/4  cup coffee liqueur
  • 2   eggs
  • 2   ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2   teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 3/4  cups all-purpose flour
  • 2   teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  Coffee Frosting (see recipe below)
  • 4   ounces semisweet chocolate, melted (optional)
Coffee Frosting
  • 3   tablespoons butter
  • 3   cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2   tablespoons coffee liqueur
  • 2 - 3   tablespoons brewed coffee, cooled

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Directions
1. 
Combine sugar, the 2/3 cup butter, coffee, the 1/4 cup coffee liqueur, eggs, melted unsweetened chocolate, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until creamy, scraping bowl often. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Beat until combined.
2. 
Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove and cool on wire racks.
3. 
Spread Coffee Frosting over cooled cookies. Drizzle with melted semisweet chocolate, if desired. Makes about 60 cookies.
Coffee Frosting
1. 
Beat butter (no substitutes), powdered sugar, and coffee liqueur in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually beat in enough coffee to make of spreading consistency.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 96, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 14, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 16, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 1, sodium (mg) 68, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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