Wednesday, 12 March 2014

FOOD: Vintage Coffee Drop Cookies

Coffee Drop Cookies

Everyone loves a cookie right? Thing is i'm not the best at baking them, they never end up gooey or chewy enough for my liking. But after seeing so many other the blogpshere in the last couple of weeks I thought it was high time I tried baking some again. Maybe things are starting to improve, or this is just a really tasty recipe, either way they are worthy baking again. 

Carrying along with my new vintage recipe feature, this recipe for coffee drop cookies comes out of the pages of the McCall's Cookie Collection printed back in 1972 and rather than being just a plain old cookie, has as very tasty icing. It originally called for walnuts instead of chocolate chips, but my cupboards dictate what gets thrown into the bowl - that's half the fun. 

To the recipe we go!

Coffee Drop Cookies

1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons of instant coffee
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of chocolate chips

For the icing;
2 cups of confectioners sugar
1/4 cup of cold coffee
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of cocoa

The cookie dough is pretty straight forward to make - you mix your butter and sugar together, adding in the egg and mixing until all light and fluffy. After dissolving the instant coffee in two tablespoons of hot water, add that into your mix. Take your flour in one bowl and your milk in another, and alternatively mix them into the butter/egg mix. 

Take about a tablespoon of mixture at a time and place them onto a baking sheet, place into a preheated oven at 375F for 8 to 10 minutes until you start to see that lightly browned topping to the cookies. Once cooked place on a wire rack and leave to cool.

Then mix together your icing - adding the sugar and coffee alternatively to the butter. Finally add in the coffee and mix well. 

Coffee Drop Cookies

I'll be honest, I did eat a cookie as soon as they came out of the oven unglazed and you couldn't go without icing them at all, but I find the icing with the added coffee certainly brings out the flavor a little more, which for me can only be a good thing. Granted they are particularly gooey, or even overly chewy, but I can deal without that, they taste good enough as they are although they might be a little too coffee based if the coffee flavor isn't your thing, the taste isn't subtle.

Coffee drop cookies

How do you like your cookies?


  1. These sound so good! I'm not even a big cookie person but I love coffee flavored things!

  2. wow these have made me so hungry but ive given up chocolate and biscuits for lent! youre killing me haha! i'd love it if youd check out my blog and comment back xx

  3. These look so yummy! I may just have to have a go of making them myself sometime soon.

    Debi x

  4. Haha, 'how do you like my cookies'... sounds like a bad innuendo ;)

    I like cookies, I like coffee flavour, I think these are a winner :) I need a new dessert recipe to try this month, maybe this will be it. *runs of to clip the page to evernote*

  5. Omg! These are just droolworthy. I've never had coffee flavoured biscuits before either, can't wait to have a go at these x

  6. OH MY WOW. I would like a few of these in my belly now! YUM!