A mere mention of the name of the recipe is enough to make my mouth water! What better way to enjoy your coffee with great tasting cookies? And if you do not feel like drinking a cup of joe (I really can’t imagine why you wouldn’t!), you can still have your coffee kick from these amazing cookies. By the way, they’re perfect for dessert during the holidays.
Here is the recipe as presented by ABC News.
In a bowl beat 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened, with 1/4 cup sugar until the mixture is fluffy. Beat in 2 teaspoons each of Irish whiskey and strong coffee and 1 teaspoon heavy cream. Add 2 cups quick-cooking oats and 1 cup flour sifted with 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder and combine the mixture to form a dough. Roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick on a floured surface and with a 2 1/4-inch cutter cut out rounds. Bake the rounds on a buttered baking sheet in a preheated moderate oven (350° F) for 15 minutes, or until they are lightly colored. Transfer the rounds to a rack and let them cool.
In a small bowl combine 2 teaspoons each of Irish whiskey and strong coffee and 1 teaspoon heavy cream. In a bowl combine 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted, and the coffee mixture, stir in 3 teaspoons boiling water, a little at a time, and beat the icing, adding a few drops more water if necessary, until it is smooth and of spreading consistency. Spread half the rounds thinly with the icing, top them with the remaining rounds, and coat the cookies with the icing. Transfer the cookies to a rack and let the icing set. Makes about 18 cookies.
I am thinking that as good as this looks, I will need to double – even triple – the ingredients!