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Cream together butter and sugar until pale yellow.

Coffee Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate

Tracy Byrne

Coffee Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate | Pale YellowIt's 10 p.m. Sunday night and I'm laying in my bed writing this post.  I think I write 80% of my posts from bed, so this is not unusual.  What is unusual is the fact that I'm still in my pajamas, the pajamas I wore last night!  That's right, I have not left my apartment today, I haven't even unlocked the deadbolt. Needless to say, I had little motivation to put on clean clothes, especially since I'm dropping off my laundry tomorrow. Coffee Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate | Pale YellowSince I feel overwhelmed with work and grad school and some semblance of a social life, I have been considering hiring a housekeeper.  Nothing major, such someone to come once awhile to do the big cleaning jobs that I lack the motivation and time to complete like cleaning my filthy blinds and dusting behind the furniture.  However, that seems like an over-privileged thing to do, I should be able to clean up after myself properly.  So I compromised my time and decided to pay for drop-off laundry service, it's a lovely decadence!  I pack all of my dirty towels, clothes, and sheets in a bag, drop it off before work, and it is perfectly folded for me to take home by the time work is done.  #SweetLife

Coffee Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate | Pale YellowIt sounds lazy, but I'm seriously exhausted.  Usually summer is a period of relaxation, but summer 2014 felt like a never ending roller-coaster of travel, school, work, and emotion.  I'm not complaining and do not regret a thing, it's just that I'm slamming into fall like a it's a brick wall and I'm really feeling the effects.  I was not unproductive today; I made and canned tomato soup & tomatillo salsa, reorganized the kitchen, read a book, talked to my mom, and made a healthy dinner, I just didn't leave the house.  It sounds lazy, but they day went by so fast, I need more hours!  There is always grad work to do...

Coffee Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate | Pale YellowAnyway, I made these cookies on a day I not only left the house, but I drove across the great state of Michigan!  On my journey I stopped and spend the night with Stacey to check out her new house.  It's a perfect single lady house and I wanted to bring her something.  Enter these cookies - chocolate and coffee are two of Stacey's favorite things, so why not combine them!  The cookies are easy, tasty, and more delicate than the cookies I usually bake.  These are a perfect afternoon pick-me-up: sugar, caffeine, and chocolate - delightful!Coffee Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate | Pale Yellow

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Coffee Sugar Cookies dipped in Chocolate

Adapted from I Am Baker

Yield - 18 cookies


1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon fresh ground coffee

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon shortening

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg, vanilla, and coffee.
  3. Add the baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix until just combined.  Scrape the bowl as needed.  Add the flour and mix on low until all the flour is incorporated.
  4. Use a 2-tablespoon scoop to portion the dough on the cookie sheets.
  5. Dip a small glass in sugar and gently press down on each cookie to flatten.
  6. Bake for 8-10 or until the cookies just begin to brown.  Move to a cooling rack and let cool completely before dipping.
  7. Add the chocolate chips and shortening to a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 20 second intervals.  Stir at each interval and heat until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth.
  8. Dip half of each cookie in the chocolate and return to the cooling rack.  Let the chocolate harden before storing.Coffee Sugar Cookies Dipped in Chocolate | Pale Yellow