Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coffee and Spice Cookie

Retro Recipes

Frosted Coffee and Spice Cookies

I usually make some sort of dessert on the weekends and this weekend my husband wanted cookies, but not just any cookies, he wanted something new. I let him look through my 1950's Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book and he chose Coffee and Spice drop cookies.

I've never considered putting coffee and spice together, but the recipe seemed easy enough so I figured I'd give it a go!



  • 1 cup soft shortening (or margarine)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold coffee
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt (omit if using margarine) 
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbs milk
  • cinnamon for sprinkling 

Mix together thoroughly the shortening or margarine, brown sugar and eggs. 

Stir in the coffee.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt if you used shortening, remember to leave out the salt if you used margarine!

Mix it all together until just combined (don't over mix!) Place it in the fridge to chill for at least an hour. 

Preheat your oven to 400F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. 

These claim to be drop cookies but they didn't seem to work that way. Instead, I rolled 1 Tbs sized balls and flattened them slightly on the prepared cookie sheets. They're going to puff up!

Bake 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack. 

While they're cooling you can prepare the frosting. Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. Add the vanilla and the milk and beat until it comes together. I made my frosting quite thick, using very little milk. If you'd like a thinner glaze just add tiny amounts of milk at a time until you get the desired consistency. 

Once the cookies are cooled, spread the frosting on thick, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!


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