Monday, December 12, 2011

Coffee Bonbons


Cookie, cookie, cookie!!! Man, these cookies are by far my favorite so far... if you like coffee, you just MUST try these! When you take a bite of these cookies, they just crumble and melt in your mouth, and the icing gives it a nice sweet touch. The coffee flavor comes from instant coffee granules! These cookies were so simple to make, and are definitely making it to the Christmas table!
About the frosting, I piped it on to make it pretty for the Christmas gathering we were bringing them to, but you can certainly spread it on the cookie too.
Coffee Bonbons

Ingredients:
Cookie base
·         1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
·         ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
·         ½ tsp vanilla extract
·         1 Tbsp instant coffee granules
·         1 ¾ cups AP flour
Chocolate Glaze
·         1 Tbsp butter
·         ½ oz unsweetened chocolate
·         1 cup confectioners’ sugar
·         2 Tbsp milk or heavy cream

Directions:
1.    In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Combine coffee and flour; stir into creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for about 30 minutes.
2.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into ¾ inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
3.    Meanwhile, for glaze, melt butter and chocolate together. Add confectioners’ sugar and milk (or heavy cream) in 2 increments to chocolate mixture, mixing well until smooth. Frost cookies while still warm.
 Original recipe from Taste of Home - Coffee Bonbons
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