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Monday, July 27, 2009

Kona Coffee Cookies - Kona Coast for Blue Monday

Kona Coffee Flavored Peanut Butter Cookies



The Blues of Heaven and Earth on Hawaii's Kona Coast





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...These peanut butter cookies are standouts for two reasons. They're extremely easy to make and they don't taste like peanut butter. While the texture is like that of a peanut butter cookie, the controlling flavor here is the Kona coffee. Tasters use words like creamy, smooth, clean and sweet to describe it. Professional tasters go a bit further and say it's bright and has a lingering taste that hints of chocolate. Their favorite descriptors are medium-bodied and balanced. That always puts me in a spin because those are the words I use to describe wine. To be honest, I'm not a fan of Kona coffee, but I do love its use in these cookies. The recipe originally came from the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. I've change it slightly to incorporate the use of fresh peanut butter and a bit of vanilla. I've also been known to add Macadamia nuts to the batter. This recipe will work with any coffee powder or granule, but use Kona granules if you can. That chocolate-like undertone works well in these cookies. The cookies can be made by young bakers so their assembly can be a family affair that's blessed with an easy cleanup. Here's the recipe for these slightly crumbly cookies.

Kona Coffee Cookies
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups peanut butter
3 tablespoons instant Kona coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (optional)

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) Cream butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Gradually add brown and white sugar and beat until incorporated. Add egg, salt, baking soda, peanut butter, coffee granules and vanilla. Blend until creamy. Sift flour and gradually add to batter. Batter will be stiff. Fold in nuts if using.
3) Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press flat and make a criss-cross design with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. Yield: 32 cookies.

Cook's Note: If you prefer soft cookies, remove from baking sheet soon after removing from oven. If your preference is for a crisper cookie, let them cool in baking pan.

I'm linking this to Smiling Sally for her Blue Monday event.

57 comments :

Selba said...

Yummy cookies! I like the crunchy ones but also the chewy ones :)

the ungourmet said...

These sound intriguing! :0)

I'd like to be on that beach right about now!

Debinhawaii said...

Gorgeous pictures--the cookies (Yum!) and the waves.

My Little Space said...

Coffee cookies, sound delicious! My kids and I love cookies, any kind of cookies especially coffee flavour.

Christine said...

Hi Mary, love your blog. I pass on the Kreativ Blogger Award to you.

SmilingSally said...

I'll have to try a batch. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Donna-FFW said...

Id have to see if I can find Kona in the store because I know I would love these. Macadamia, peanut butter, coffee in a cookie sounds like bliss to me.

Southern Lady said...

There just aren't many blues as blue as the ones in Hawaii, are there!

The cookies sound delicious, Mary. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

Gee said...

I always love to stop by at your blog. I think I should give a try one day to bake some cookies. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Morning, The cookies sound good and your description is great. I am nota fan of Kona Koffe either, but I will see if I can find some to make these cookies.

The picture of the coast line is beautiful.

Happy Blue Monday!

Barbara

Mary said...

Christine, thanks so much for passing the award on to me. I really do appreciate it.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, the cookies!!! And the Blue scene. Ocean. Nothing's better in my opinion.

I am sorry to hear you had a problem getting a comment to post on my blog. I was posting another post of a memory of The Grand Canyon and editing it...perhaps that was messing your ability to comment? I don't know. But I have another post besides my messy one. LOLOLOL

Happy Monday dear Mary.

girlichef said...

What a delicious variation on PB cookies!! I'd love a couple for breakfast ;)

Maria Berg said...

It fun that you did put the cake inside the coffe cup!
Iike the way you write that it is for the hole family but need a litel clean up later on.
I do not like coffe but like you I like it in cakes, MB

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Mary! Good Morning Sunshine. Here to get my morning dose of Mary Bites. This sounds like a good recipe to use when baking with the grand daughters. Maybe this weekend we will bake cookies. I am so glad you popped over and saw the quilt. I just fell in love the minute I saw it. I always check out the baby quilts because just like this one, sometimes they don't look like a baby quilt and can be used in many ways. I love the blue on my wood table. It just pops. Have a wondeful day my friend. Country Hugs and Love, Sherry

Knitty said...

Oh my, these sound delicious!

claudie said...

I'm going from pie, to muffins to cookies this morning. Now I need a piece of cake...think I'll find one?
Happy Blue Monday Mary
Love Claudie
xoxo

Pam said...

I am loving these cookies - I don't think I've ever had coffee cookies before.

Nicole said...

I wouldn't mind sitting at that beautiful beach now sipping a coffee and eating cookies, sigh :D

Cathy said...

Peanut Butter and coffee. What an interesting flavor combination. And I'm always looking for a new cookie recipe. Sounds delicious, Mary.

Finally got my new computer so will be checking in regularly again.

Lynda said...

These sound like a delicious combination, Mary...I love peanutbutter cookies and these look especially good! Thanks.

noble pig said...

Just the name alone makes me want to make this cookie. It just brings so many great memories of Hawaii and I love coffee so it's a no brainer in my book.

Faith said...

Lovely photos! These cookies sound so flavorful and delicious!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Macadamia nuts and coffee - what a fabulous combination. My family is going to love these!

bj said...

I like just about anything with coffee added. Even roast gravy!!
I will try your cookies..and thanks for the recipe.

Boo-Bah said...

What a beautiful photo of the waves.
If I liked coffee I am sure the cookies would be delicious. Since I hate coffee I think I will pass on this one. I might make them for my daughter though.

Have a happy week
Iris

hip chick said...

Oh that ocean water looks so good! And, I am so making those cookies! Yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE PB cookies...

Becky K. said...

My husband isn't a fan of PB cookies but maybe he could be tricked into not liking these by their appearance. I know he would love them if he knew they were coffee flavored.

Becky K.

CailinMarie said...

Hello Mary! Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments! We did have fun taking our pictures for blue monday's blue giveaway!
These cookies look amazing! Is it your recipe?

Mary said...

Cailin, I've made enough changes to the recipe to legally call it mine but I don't like to do that. The original recipe was an award winner at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Maybe I try to make them someday. They look delicious.
Happy blue Monday, Annemieke

Gaby said...

fabulous photos... they are making me want those cookies asap!

Lori said...

These sound amazing. I never would have thought of mixing peanut butter with coffee but hey, why not?

The Fajdich Times said...

The cookies look wonderful.....I would love to be on that beach:)

puna said...

This looks so yummy. I really need to eat a cookie now! Wish I was in Hawaii...

Lynns Lovelies said...

Happy Blue Monday, Mary!!
Oh those cookies are sooo tempting for coffee lovers!
That sky and surf photo is just breathtaking!
Thanks so much for stopping by today...your sweet comment is so appreciated!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Baking Monster said...

These look soo good! I forgot it was monday until I read your post.

Claudia said...

Oh how beautiful. I want to be lulled into ... a nap by the waves and then awaken to your cookies and a glass of milk (2%)

shopannies said...

cookies sound great and the ocean wave looks wonderful

Jaynie said...

There goes my resolution to only make one sweet a week. I don't think I can wait a week on these. Two of my favorites, coffee and peanut butter. I love the texture of PB cookies so I can't wait to try them with the coffee flavor. Thanks for the great recipe Mary.

Lori E said...

I like this. I get my coffee with my dessert. Eliminate the middle man.

Chef Fresco said...

Love this recipe! My little brother and sister spent last summer in Hawaii working on a kona coffee farm!

Charli and me said...

These cookies sound delicious and perfect for a tea table. I copied your recipe. Thank you very much. Happy blue monday ♥

Joycee said...

This is a dream come true! I love the texture of peanut butter cookies but not a huge peanut butter fan. Kona coffee on the other hand shares #1 addiciton with chocolate!

ellen b. said...

Hi Mary,
Oh now Kona coffee cookies really do sound good. Maybe I'll spoil my kids with them :0)

Sasha said...

Any recipe that calls for 1-1 1/2 cups of peanut butter is alright with me : ]

ivoryspring said...

Mary,

I always look forward to hearing from you every Monday! That sky is breathtakingly blue! Great blue post.

Fifi Flowers said...

YUMMMM... cookies for dessert after that grilled orange chicken... perfect!

charmine said...

What a pretty sight!!!Love your blue monday pic.I was wondering who's this Mary? Then i find that I'm following your yummy blog.

Megan said...

These sound like a winner!!!

Rita said...

I love recipes that you can make with kids. My grandkids love to cook with me. My little nephew Sam is the cookie baker he will love to make these.
Thank you
Rita

Katy ~ said...

That blue is divine!! Can't you just forget everything when you look at that?

I like Kona coffee, though it's not a fav. It sounds like an intriguing ingredient in this cookie.

Debra said...

The cookies sound great. I'm sorry I didn't get by yesterday as I was out of town.

Hope you had a Happy Blue Monday and a great Tuesday to boot!

Judy said...

I don't drink coffee but I do put coffee flavoring in cookies. These look yummy.

Lisa said...

Peanut butter and coffee? Well they are two of my kitchen staples so why not put them together? I don't care for Kona either but I'm sure it must have its virtues. I have to try these!

Ashleigh said...

These look amazing! And that picture of the ocean is beautiful

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