From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I love simple recipes and those for cookies are rarely easier than the one I'm featuring tonight. While most children love oatmeal cookies, the amount of coffee in these will be off-putting to them. Adults, however, will keep coming back for more, especially if they like coffee flavored sweets. I can't think of a nicer accompaniment for vanilla ice cream. If you have a strong arm or a hand mixer, the recipe is simple enough to qualify for our cottage cooking collection. While the cookies can be mixed in ten minutes, they do require some time to chill before they can be shaped and baked. If you decide to try mixing these completely by hand, make sure your arms are strong enough to properly cream the butter and sugar. I've tried to do this and have failed miserably. When I think about how much mixing was done by hand, I'm convinced our grandmother's upper arms must have been the size of thighs. An exercise like this, gives me a greater appreciation of what they were able to produce in their kitchens. I do hope you'll give these cookies a try. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Here is how they are made.
Mocha Oatmeal Cookies...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Munaty Cooking
6 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup quick oats
2 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 2 teaspoons boiling water
1) In a bowl, whisk or sift flour with salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
2) In a different bowl, beat butter with sugar, when well combined add vanilla, egg, and coffee.
3) Add flour mixture and mix well, then add oats and mix using a spoon or a spatula.
4) Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
5) Using a heaping teaspoon of dough for each cookie, measure and place dough on a baking sheet. Dampen fingers and press cookies down.
6) Bake for 9 to 10 minutes for soft cookies. If you prefer crisp cookies bake for 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack. Yield: 2 dozen cookies.
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