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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Coffee Honey Drops

Coffee Honey Drops
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup coffee honey
1/4 cup finely chopped coffee beans
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 1/2 cups flour
In a saucepan over low low heat melt shortening, sugar, coffee beans and honey.  Melt until sugar dissolves. Cool slightly
Preheat oven to 350.
In a mixing bowl combine eggs, vanilla, baking soda and cinnamon.  Add cooled honey mixture. Blend until smooth. Gradually add flour, blend well.

Drop by medium cookie scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. The coffee will make them a little darker than with regular honey.

To make these without coffee honey, use what ever flavor of honey you would like. The spice can be changed to ginger or nutmeg, depending on honey flavor. And if not using coffee honey, omit coffee beans!  Decrease the flour to 4 cups for a crisper cookie.  These are nice, soft and fragrant.

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