Sunday, December 11, 2011

Coffee Bean Cookies


I think we can all use a little extra get-up-and-go when the holidays arrive. There are gifts to buy, crowds to wade through,  long check-out lines to endure, gifts to wrap, and parties to attend. I don't know about you, but having a little caffeine in my system gives me an extra ounce of energy and patience to get through it all with a pleasant demeanor.


I can remember when chocolate covered coffee beans were a specialty item that could only be found in coffee houses. These days, you can find them at most grocery stores - I've even seen them at Target.  If you can't find them at your regular grocers, try local coffee houses or places like Earth Fare, World Market, or Whole Foods.


These cookies have the perfect chocolate chip/chocolate coffee bean to cookie dough ratio. Enjoy!

Coffee Bean Cookies
Yield: 4 dozen                                                                                                           [click for printable version]

1 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup chocolate covered coffee beans (I used Pacari brand)
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Beat butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy; add sugars and beat well. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.

2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture.  Stir in chocolate covered coffee beans and semisweet chips.  Cover dough and chill for 20 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Drop dough by the heaping teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.  (These spread quite a bit during baking, so I suggest you follow the teaspoon suggestion.) Bake for 10-11 minutes or until golden.  

4. Let cool on cookie sheets until cookies are rigid enough to transport to a cooling rack.  Let cool completely. 

Tip: Press a few extra chocolate chips and chocolate covered coffee beans into the tops of drop cookies before they bake. This allows the star ingredients to be visible after the cookie is baked.

Serve with  (what else!?) coffee!

45 comments:

warmvanillasugar said...

These cookies are absolutely fantastic! Can't wait to try.

Yummy Mummy said...

Dreamy pictures and delicious sounding cookies.

ButterYum said...

Ahhh... chocolate covered coffee beans are so dangerous in this house. We can't stay away from them!

:)
ButterYum

whisk-kid.com said...

I LOVE this idea. Are the chocolate covered beans very expensive? I'm stuck in the times when they were only sold at coffee houses, I guess ;)

CheezyK said...

Coffee, chocolate, cookies - my three favourite things all in one cookie?! Will definitely be trying these out over the holidays!

Lili said...

WOW, I've never even had a chocolate covered coffee bean before! Gosh they look and sound so good, but I'm wondering just how wired I would be after a couple of these, especially with the sugar and some coffee! But I guess that's the point like you said, lots to do this time of year. :) xo ~Lili

amanda @ fake ginger said...

LOVE this idea! I'll definitely be making them to snack on Christmas Eve - I'm sure I'll be up all night wrapping gifts!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What wonderful cookies! I love the addition of chocolate covered coffee beans.

Cheers,

Rosa

SprinkleBakes said...

Hi Kaitlin!
They can be a little expensive depending on what brand/where you purchase them. I found an 8 oz bag for 4 dollars, which was more than I needed. But then I also bought some Pacari dark choc. covered espresso beans and spent more like 7 dollars for what I needed. I used the Pacari because I'm a dark chocolate fan. :)

Nancy said...

These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

Chocolate, coffee, and cookies. I just don't see anything holding me back. They look scrumdillyicious!

cookies and cups said...

Sugar and caffeine? Yes and please and thank you very much. That's breakfast at my house!

Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

oh coffee, i miss it so! these sound so amazing :)

Lora said...

Lovely as always Heather. I like that you used both chocolate covered coffee beans and chocolate chips. Yum!

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

these are UNREAL my friend! how fabulous!

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

Yes. I'll take two!

Cookbook Queen said...

Like EVERYTHING you do, I loooove these!! I am not a coffee drinker, but these are a perfect substitute :)

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Plateful said...

Lovely! I don't think I have seen choco beans here in Qatar. I wish I could get hold of some and bake these beauties. I can almost taste their flavor, ahh.

Cookin' Cowgirl said...

Ooooo, these sound like trouble!! I would be bouncing off the walls! Well, I already am at Christmas anyway, so bring on the cookies! :)

Carsedra said...

These look like trouble!! LOL!! I love coffee (decaf) and coffee ice-cream and I love a good chocolate chip cookie. So the though of these 2 together, OH MY!!!! :-)


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Rosie @ Sweetapolita said...

I'm in love with these, for a flurry of reasons! I also just adore your new blog/book cover design art. Complete perfection and completely and unmistakably Sprinkle Bakes. xo

IFeelCook said...

Such yummy cookies! I've already told you but never is enough… I loooove your blog and your work :D Your pics are great and you are so inspiring!

Paula said...

The cookies look great and that coffee, divine! I could have used both of these last week. Great post.

freeeatsfood.com said...

Coffee and chocolate is my go-to flavor when I want to indulge. These cookies look lovely. The new blog art looks great too!

nicole {sweet peony} said...

love these! i would totally love a little pick-me-up right now! beautiful photos (as always)! xo

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Fab! I am addicted to choc coated beans ever since trying them recently. OMG your coffee looks ah-mazing!

raquel said...

the cookie looks yummy, want to taste it as soon as I make one =)

Heather @ Kids in the Sink said...

Coffee in cookies? Yes! I have been having a hard time finding chocolate covered espresso beans but I hadn't even thought to look at local coffee houses! Thanks for that reminder!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a great recipe for a chocolate chip cookie, these sound amazing! Lovely presentation as well :)

Asmita said...

I have never heard of cookies with coffee. Sounds exotic and fab! No need to serve coffee after dinner.

phoebe said...

Gorgeous!

Maria said...

Love the cookie and your photos!

Kavi said...

Cookies AND coffee? Two of my favorites wrapped into one! They look delicious!

Valerie said...

Omg... what a nice looking coffee!! I want it... and with the cookies mmm that's the perfect meal for tea time!!!

Rumah Dijual said...

thank you for the recipes and tips, I will try later at home

Joy said...

I would never think of using coffee beans. That is genius.

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Cheap Ink said...

Coffee, chocolate, cookies - my three favourite things all in one cookie?! Will definitely be trying these out over the holidays!

Speckle78 said...

Made these today - super easy and absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe (and my colleagues thank you too! Or at least they would, if they weren't so busy devouring 4 dozen biscuits at the speed of light!)

Discount Granite Countertops said...

Coffee in cookies? Yes! I have been having a hard time finding chocolate covered espresso beans but I hadn't even thought to look at local coffee houses! Thanks for that reminder!

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