I made coffee extract with Dripping Springs Vodka and Noble Coyote coffee beans, two Texas businesses that I admire. I’m always looking for fun ways to utilize fun local products in my baking. Several years ago I happened upon the notion of making my own vanilla extract, and now I use it all the time. In my last post I went on about how the notion of using this locally roasted coffee in my baking came about. I made the extract and now, at week 2, I’m using it in all sorts of things.
But this was my first try. And, these cookies are fantastic. Please note that I used my own coffee extract concoction in choosing to use a whopping 2 tablespoons. If you are using a commercial extract you might find that 1 teaspoon is sufficient. So please do a little taste testing before you settle on your own recipe. If you don’t want to bother with coffee extract, just toss in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and call it good.
These cookies are very chocolatey, with just a hint of coffee flavor. We love them. Please eat at least one of them while it is still warm. Heavenly!