Monday, 28 November 2011

Baking My Way: Orange Cappuccino Drops

I’m not much for coffee, in fact I don’t drink it at all, and most times I don’t even like the smell, but my husband on the other hand he loves it. He’s tried to “convert” me for years but he hasn’t gotten very far.

I always flip the pages in my cook book to the ones with pictures, and I’m guessing like most people I usually try the recipes with the pictures first. For this recipe the picture looks really really good and I thought of doing them for Marshall so I gave them a try. (It was a good thing we had instant coffee in the house cause I don’t even know how to make coffee right!)

The cookies turned out exactly like in the picture and Marshall says they taste great (I can’t tell cause I don’t like the taste of coffee) so if you’re a coffee lover you’ll love these!

Rating: I give these a 2, only because I don't drink coffee (1 being "I'll never bake them again" and 5 being "They are now one of my favorites")

1 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
½ cup Butter
2/3 cup Sour Cream
½ cup Strong Coffee
3 oz. Chocolate Chips, melted, cooled (dark chocolate is best)
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
2 cups Flour
½ tsp Baking Soda

2 cups Icing Sugar
2 tbsp Butter
1 ½ tsp Grated Orange Peel
2-3 tbsp Milk

Cookies: Heat oven to 375. combine brown sugar, butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add sour cream, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and egg; blend well. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. (dough will be very soft). Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes. Cool until completely cooled.

Frosting: Combine all ingredients. Add enough milk for desired consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

Tip: Use 2-3 tablespoons of instant coffee in ½ cup boiled water instead of having to make a whole press or pot of coffee.

Have any good ideas, or substitutes for this....share them, leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!!


  1. i'm so excited! i have been baking these cookies for about 20 years @ christmas and let my daughter borrow my recipe; she lost it! i've been searching the internet for a year now, to find the same recipe....this is it!
    they're even better when you wait a few days. i always put a silver candy ball on top of each.

  2. oh i'm so glad i could help!! how exciting! that's why i blog so you just made my day!


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