Well, it’s been a little while since I’ve done this whole blog thing (umm, like a YEAR) but I think I’m ready to give it another go. Life finally settled down and I managed to make some yummy cookies. But not just cookies…cookie-wiches. Oh yeah.
I’ve been a little obsessed with putting frosting between cookies lately. I mean if you’re going to have a little sugar, why not have a LOT of sugar, right? Add in a little caffeine and you pretty much have the makings of a totally legal, mood-enhancing drug. Mmmmm, legal drugs.
White Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
1 c. Granulated Sugar
1 c. Brown Sugar
3/4 c. Shortening
1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter
2 t. Pure Vanilla
1 1/2 t. Soda
1/2 t. Salt
2 1/4 c. AP Flour
3 T. Instant Coffee
11 oz. White Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream sugars, butter and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Whisk dry ingredients in seperate bowl and then add to the wet ingredients. Mix in chips.
Drop dough onto parchment lined baking pans and bake for 8-10 minutes (shorter if you have dark pans, longer if you have light pans). Half way through, rotate pans and switch racks to ensure even baking. Let stand for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack.
Makes 25 cookie-wiches or 50 cookies.
Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
I used Bakerella’s recipe found here.