Vanilla Latte Cookies

I have no doubt where my sweet tooth came from. My maternal grandmother LOVED sweets. I once witnessed her eat half a pumpkin pie for breakfast. She didn’t even like pumpkin!… For me, it’s a joy to bake for someone who truly enjoys it, and I sometimes find myself wishing that I could still share my latest creations with her. There are so may recipes I’ve come up with, that I know she’d go crazy for… These soft, coffee flavoured cookies would definitely be a hit with her. I can totally see her devouring them as an afternoon snack, or maybe for breakfast πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

Vanilla Latte Cookies

2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 tbsp Cocoa Powder (sift if lumpy)

1 tsp Baking Soda

3 tbsp Instant Coffee, divided *

1/2 cup Margarine

1/4 cup Shortening

1 cup Sugar

1/2 cup Non-Dairy Yogurt

1 tbsp Vanilla

1/2 tsp Apple Cigar Vinegar

30 – 35 Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans (optional, for decoration)

 

Preheat oven to 375Β°F and prepare baking sheets.

Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of instant coffee. Set aside.

Beat the margarine and shortening until well combined. Beat in sugar and the 2 remaining tablespoons of instant coffee. Add yogurt, vanilla, and vinegar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Using a tablespoon to measure, scoop dough, place on baking sheet (2 inches apart), flatten slightly, and center a chocolate covered bean on top (if using).

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 – 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes approximately 30 cookies.

 

* 1 tbsp of instant coffee is added to the flour mixture to add coffee flecks in the cookies.

 

 

14 thoughts on “Vanilla Latte Cookies

  1. The Smart Cookie Cook

    I get my sweet tooth from my grandmother too! My mother doesn’t care much for sweets, but my grandmother and I can’t get enough. I know I can speak for both of us when I say we would LOVE these amazing cookies!

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