This cookie recipe is just in time for the holidays
By Angela Garrity, Guest blogger
With the hustle and bustle of office parties, family gatherings, and even the simple “just because,” National Bake Cookies Day comes at the perfect time of year. It's an excuse to indulge in the art of baking (and eating) cookies.
Photo source: Simply LaKita
Cookies arrived in the U.S. in the 17th century, even though the word arrived much later with the Dutch original form of “koekje,” meaning “little cake.” This was soon shortened to “cooky” or “cookie,” although cookies themselves seem to date back as far as 7th-century Persia. Since then, they’ve become a global phenomenon available in thousands of varieties, flavors, and styles — and each will make your mouth water.
Today is a great reason to heat up the house and celebrate the cold, winter day with the amazing smell and taste of cookies. Every year people gather to celebrate National Bake Cookies Day by baking dozens of cookies for charity drives, orphanages, and generally bringing joy to family and friends everywhere.
Today, we are baking what we call “Instant Death Cookies” using Death Wish Instant Coffee. This recipe makes 30 cookies, but we haven’t decided if we are sharing or not. This recipe is inspired by Simply LaKita.
Full Recipe: Instant Death Coffee Cookies
Who says making homemade cookies needs to be a grueling process? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Sink your teeth into these goodies in under 30 minutes.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons Death Wish Instant Coffee
- 1 1/2 teaspoons warm water
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
- In a medium bowl, mix together shortening, sugar, and Death Wish Instant Coffee until it's a creamy texture
- Beat in the egg, flour, vanilla, chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Mix until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Let cool on wire racks.
Yields: 12 servings