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.



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


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
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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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