These simple spiced coffee cookies are made extra special and very grown-up with their rich filling of whisky and chocolate cream. The perfect sweet treat or a decadent dessert at the end of a meal.
Why you’ll love these cookies
- You won’t find these spicey coffee cookies in the sops, so they are just a wee bit special.
- Making cookies is super easy and these coffee cookies make the perfect grown-up dessert so what could be simpler for a casual supper party.
- The taste – cookies and cream with the grown-up kick of Scotch whisky, now what could possibly be better than that!
Like most folks, I love a good cookie recipe and coffee cookies are always a good standby. But how to jazz them up a bit and make them extra special?
Well, adding some spice was a good start, so I made these spiced coffee cookies by adding some cardamom which has a wonderfully light almost floral flavour that marries well with the coffee.
Now to make my coffee cookies extra special and add a filling – chocolate whisky buttercream!
If you are making this recipe for kids then omit the whisky of course.
I love the flavour of coffee and have used it in everything from my homemade Kahlua style coffee liqueur to Coffee and walnut cake and double chocolate coffee brownies too. I’ve even done Greek-style roast chicken with coffee!
Ingredients for coffee cookies
This is a basic cookie recipe so nothing odd in the ingredients, it’s very basic just ground cardamom (or cardamom pods with seeds removed and bashed up and instant coffee.
Flour – I have used self-raising flour or baking flour in USA, this makes your spiced coffee cookies lighter.
Sugar – Caster sugar (sugar fine sugar in USA), you could use a light brown sugar here and get a richer more caramel-like flavour to your coffee cookies.
Butter – use chilled butter diced to blend into your cookie ingredients.
Egg – just one free-range egg here. Always opt for free-range eggs when you can please.
The flavours – I have used instant coffee and ground cardamom for my spiced coffee cookies. If you are not a fan of cardamom then a touch of cinnamon is a nice option here.
The complete list of ingredients and full instructions for making this recipe can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to make spiced coffee cookies
Whizz together the butter, flour and sugar in a food processor till they form a breadcrumb-like mixture. You can do this by hand as well of course.
Now dissolve the instant coffee in a teaspoon of boiling water and add this to the cookie dough mixture along with the egg and cardamom.
Mix well and your spiced coffee cookie dough is good to go.
Simply divide the cookie dough up into pieces about the size of a walnut and place them on a lined baking sheet set well apart as the coffee cookies will spread as they bake.
Once your spiced coffee cookies have cooled you can fill them with your whisky chocolate buttercream.
This is simply a mixture of butter, sugar, cocoa and whisky all well beaten and slapped between the cookies.
That’s it, spiced coffee cookies with whisky chocolate cream filling, a real grown-up treat!
How many cookies does this make?
This spiced coffee cookies recipe makes 6 cookies as you want 12 cookies altogether as you are sandwiching them together with the chocolate whisky buttercream filling.
Your coffee cookies will keep for a few days in an airtight box and you can freeze the basic coffee cookies (without the buttercream filling) for up to 3 months.
Looking for more whisky-inspired sweet treat recipes for grown-ups, then check these out before you go;
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Spiced Coffee Cookies With Chocolate Whisky Cream
- 175 g self-raising flour
- 100 g caster sugar
- 100 g butter chopped and chilled
- 2 tsp instant coffee
- 1 egg medium
- 1 tsp cardamom ground
Whisky cream filling
- 75 g unsalted butter
- 150 g icing sugar
- 6 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp whisky
- preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray
- Whizz together the flour, sugar and butter in food processor till crumb-like
- Dissolve the coffee in 1 tsp boiling water and add this along with the egg and cardamom to mix and stir well to combine
- Break spiced coffee cookie dough into walnut-sized pieces and place on lined baking tray spaced well apart as they will spread when baking
- Bake for approx 15 minutes till golden
Whisky cream filling
- Beat all ingredients till you have a well-blended buttercream filling and spread this between pairs of the spiced coffee cookies to serve