These French Vanilla Coffee Cookies are the perfect treat to enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee. Or, you know, as a treat all on its own!
I’m about 100% I couldn’t live without coffee so ultimately anything that includes coffee was made for me!
I really like dessert too so anytime I can combine my two loves, even better! If you like coffee and dessert as much as I do, you’re going to love these cookies
How to Make These French Vanilla Coffee Cookies
The great thing about cookies is that they aren’t difficult to make.
FOR THE COOKIES
1 cup butter soft
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs room temp.
1 TBSP of ground french vanilla coffee
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
FOR THE ICING
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp salt
2-3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
STEP 1: MAKE THE COOKIES
First, cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
In a separate, small bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, and coffee. Mix well until the coffee is fully combined with the eggs.
In a third bowl (I know, ANOTHER dirty dish — maybe save this recipe for a time you need to punish one of the kids with an extra chore) combine all the dry ingredients — the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the egg mixture to the bowl. If you pour it in all at once, it’s likely to splash out and make a mess.
Once the egg is fully incorporated into the butter mixture, add dry ingredients (slowly again so you don’t have a big mess to clean up). Mix together just until fully combined.
Be careful not to over mix or the cookie will be really dense.
Place the dough in your refrigerator for at least one hour. Two hours is even better.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, roll out the dough on floured solid surface to about 1/2 inch thick.
Use a circle cookie cutter to punch out circles and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden
Allow cookies to cool completely before filling with the icing.
STEP 2: MAKE THE ICING
To make the icing that you’ll use to fill the cookie sandwiches with, begin by melting one stick of butter in a small saucepan on low heat.
When the butter is melted, add one cup of brown sugar and 1/3 cup of heavy cream and increase the heat to medium. Stir constantly until the sugar is fully dissolved.
Now add the salt. Make sure to allow it to bubble for 2 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. This will take at least one hour.
Beat in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, until you reach desired consistency.
STEP 3: FROST THE COOKIES
Finally, you just need to add the icing to the cookies. You can either smooth a thin layer onto the top of each cookie or slather on a thick layer and make cookie sandwiches.
- 1 cup butter soft
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs room temp.
- 1 Tbsp of ground french vanilla coffee
- 1 1/4 tea vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tea baking powder
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
For the Cookies:
- In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar.
- In a small bowl, combine eggs, vanilla, and coffee. Mix well.
- In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Slowly add the egg mixture to the butter mixture. Mix well.
- Slowly add flour mixture to the wet mixture, mixing just until fully combined. Do not over mix.
- Place the dough in your refrigerator for one to two hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll out dough on floured solid surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a circle cookie cutter, punch out circles and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden.
- Allow cookies to cool completely before filling with the icing.
For the Icing:
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan on low heat.
- Once the butter is melted, add brown sugar and heavy cream. Stir the mix constantly over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
- Now add the salt. Make sure to allow it to bubble for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool (1 hour minimum).
- Beat in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, until you reach desired consistency.