Kona Coffee Peanut Butter Cookies
These are standouts for two reasons. They're extremely easy to make and they don't taste like peanut butter. While the texture is like that of a peanut butter cookie, the controlling flavor here is the Kona coffee. I've also been known to add Macadamia nuts to the batter. This recipe will work with any coffee powder or granule, but use Kona granules if you can.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons instant Kona coffee granules
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) Cream butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Gradually add brown and white sugar and beat until incorporated. Add egg, salt, baking soda, peanut butter, coffee granules and vanilla. Blend until creamy. Sift flour and gradually add to batter. Batter will be stiff. Fold in nuts if using.
3) Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press flat and make a criss-cross design with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown. Yield: 32 cookies.