In December, sugar and coffee are a way of life. From school and work parties to family gatherings, we find ourselves in the kitchen at all hours, brewing a fresh cup and pouring over recipes deciding what to make for that next cookie exchange or teacher gift. We even made a big batch of cold brew just to have extra caffeine on call for the later than usual nights of the holiday season.
And maybe it was the late hour or the second (third?) cup, but the inevitable finally happened. We realized that cold brew is delicious with virtually every cookie in the world. It was just one delirious leap away from adding the cold brew right to the recipe.
Just think of the possibilities: peanut butter cold brew cookies, coffee-flavored chocolate chunk, oatmeal cold brew raisin! You understand now, right? The liquid magic of cold brew means you can easily and deliciously add it to every cookie recipe on the planet. You are welcome.
Below we have given you the gift of the most flexible cookie template for all your cookie and cold brew combo dreams. Customize away and happy holidays y’all!
Custom Cold Brew Cookies
Ingredients & Supplies
1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (or chocolate or mint or almond) extract
3 tablespoons cold brew coffee (check out our cold brew kit brew instructions)
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Sure, you could just enjoy the sugary, coffee-flavored yum of the basic recipe. But wouldn’t something crunchy or melty really put these over the top? And if you add raisins, they’re practically health food.
A few ideas to get you started (choose one, choose all):
3/4 cup butterscotch pieces, peanut butter chips, or chocolate chunks
1/2 cup of salted peanuts, slivered almonds, or chopped cashews
1/2 cup of raisins or other dried fruit
Preheat oven to 350
Cream butter and sugars together
Add the egg, extract of choice, and cold brew and mix it all up
Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 1/4 cup at a time, mixing thoroughly between each round
Stir in your chosen bits and pieces
Drop about a tablespoon at a time on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes
Try not to burn your mouth when you have great difficulty waiting to eat these.