Chocolate Espresso Wafers

I hope you came here hungry! Today’s guest blogger is Rachel from Not Rachael Ray. She made cookies with coffee espresso (!!) in them; they are perfect for snacking on any time during the day. Let’s get to business!

chocolate-espresso-wafers- from Rachel Cooks on @KatrinasKitchen

Hi Everyone! I’m Rachel from Not Rachael Ray. I don’t bash Rachael Ray on my site—it is merely a play on our names, I’m Rachel Danae. Get it? Rachael Ray, Rachel Danae? In case you haven’t had your coffee yet, it rhymes. Aside from the rhyming action, I actually have some things in common with the celebrity chef.

No, I don’t have a team who does my hair and makeup every day. (How great would that be? Are you listening, Santa?)

And you probably won’t catch me saying things like “yum-o.”

But I do love easy to prepare meals. With a one-year-old running around, who has time for a dish that takes hours to prepare?

Enough about me, let’s get to the cookies! I was so excited to contribute to Katrina’s genius idea of “I’ll Bring the Cookies.”  What could be better than a whole month of cookies? These are a family favorite every year so I know this would be the cookie I was “bringing” to the party.

Note: For this recipe, you can finely grind your own espresso beans if you can’t find powder. I use this brand of espresso powder and I love it. And they aren’t paying me to say that.

chocolate-espresso-wafers- from Rachel Cooks on @KatrinasKitchen

Chocolate Espresso Wafers Recipe

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 57 minutes

Chcolate espresso wafer cookies drizzled in white chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • White chocolate for dipping (optional)
  • Sprinkles or colored sugar (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla. Add in dry ingredients gradually.
  3. Divide dough in half and use waxed paper or parchment paper to form rolls (about the size of a half-dollar in diameter).
  4. Chill in freezer until hard (about 30 minutes).
  5. Preheat oven to 350*F. Cut into 1/8 to ¼ inch rounds and bake 12 minutes.
  6. Once cooled completely, dip cookies in or drizzle with melted white chocolate. Be careful as these cookies tend to be fragile. Sprinkle with red and green sugar if desired to make them more Christmas-y. 

Verdict: I love these cookies. They taste great with coffee. Just saying.
Husband’s take: A chocolate chip cookie man through and through, but he does enjoy these too.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy.

PhotobucketClick image to see all of the cookies shared.

Thanks, Rachel for bringing the cookies today! If you all are new to her blog these are the things that are on my to-make list from her: Pumpkin Pie Dip, Very Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, and Red Wine and Cherry Spritzer.

- Katrina
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16 Responses to “Chocolate Espresso Wafers”

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    Jay — December 16, 2011 at 11:24 am

    wow…truly amazing..just want to reach thro the screen n have a pieces..
    thanks Rachael & Katrina..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    Belinda @zomppa — December 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm
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    Rachel — December 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    My favorite part is totally the drizzle and sprinkle. It makes them that much more fun and festive! :)
    My recent post A Tradition: Cranberry-Orange Pinwheels {and a giveaway!}

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    Averie @ LVAY — December 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I love both you ladies, love the tag-team, and love the looks of these cookies!
    My recent post Coconut Oil Fried Cinnamon Sugar & Ginger Plantains

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    Not Rachael Ray — December 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks again for having me to your party Katrina! :)
    My recent post Chocolate-Espresso Wafers {I’ll Bring the Cookies}

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    Blog New Blacxk — December 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Love Rachel's recipes- great post!
    My recent post Mint Sugar Cookies

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    amanda @ fake ginger — December 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I think I need to make these on Christmas Eve when I have to stay up all night wrapping! For the caffeine, of course.
    My recent post French Fridays with Dorie – Potato Chip Tortilla

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    Brooke Veggie Table — December 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Delicious! Maybe I'll bake these cookies to leave Santa – or just eat them all myself :)
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    Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    These are beautiful! I can't wait to try!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — December 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    I love it!! excellent flavors in this cookie:)

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    Bake Your Day — December 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I love this series, Katrina! And Rachel, these cookies are gorgeous, so perfect for holidays!

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    @threelilpiglets — December 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    And somehow adding espresso to them makes them sound like a perfectly acceptable cookie to eat for breakfast!

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    Maryjane — December 17, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Some more yummy cookies! I gave do-credit to Sue on my blog for the Gingerbread Cookies! They are adorable. Love your blog!!!! -Maryjane
    My recent post Gingerbread Men Sandwich COOKIES!

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    Jody — December 17, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Yum! There need to be more espresso cookies in the world, so thanks for giving us this one! I really like the pizzazz added by the sprinkles, fabulous.
    My recent post Candy Cane Centerpiece

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    Annette — December 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I love your blog!

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    I love cacao — December 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I love chocolate, prepared in every possible way!! These cookies are awesome!! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!

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