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Jan 07, 2010


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Thanks for the recipe - I loive coffee & frosting - can't wait to try them :)


I bet my husband would love these. I love that you put them on the side of the mug. I've seen cookie cutters for this purpose and it's a great idea. LOVE that you DIY.

This post made me laugh. Gingerbread man of death!

And as if we didn't have enough in common, I DON'T LIKE COFFEE EITHER!!!


Oh Em Gee. There's COFFEE in them? Seriously Amanda, will you be my best friend? I don't even know where in Minnesota you are, but I promise it's not too far from me! ;) And how unbelievably adorable to have them on the cup - did you have to make sure they were a little thicker so they'd stand upright? Or the slot is just small enough so that it's snug?

Either way, I HAVE to make these. And shock of all shocks, I actually have all the ingredients for these!! I may have to make them tomorrow!!


I don't like coffee either,i drink tea,so yes we can still be friends! and I bet these cookies would be good with some green tea in them.
I like the long heart cookies, maybe you can cut the slot on the lower side..instead of the direct bottom, so the cookie sits on the mug at an angle? I think it's an awesome idea..mmmm green tea cookies with mint butter cream icing...sigh,now I am hungry.


Coffee AND cookies! I couldn't be happier, but considering its after one in the morning and I have to be up in a few hours I should skip making them tonight.... BTW I thought it kind of looked like a molar tooth....


Over the years I've learned to like coffee, I still don't drink it though. I got some coffee addicts in my house so the for sure would appreciate these cookies, thanx!


What another brilliant idea!


Amanda these look phenomenal! I'm definitely going to try them out, as the hubs and I both love coffee (and, not that I'm admitting to giving coffee to my children, but my kids love it too!). Yummy!

I love this site! :)


Oh, yum...and the "tiggerific" one is just precious! (I'm visiting thanks to a tip from Joyce at This side of the Pond).


OMGoodness!!! Those look fabulous!!! I can't wait to make them!! You are a genius!! :)

Carolyn Jung

I love coffee, so these are right up my alley. The little cutout is very clever. They look so adorable perched on a coffee mug. Great idea!


Oh my--we are coffee crazies at our house--like roasting beans in our garage crazy! Hopefully by Valentine's Day, I'll have a replacement oven and we can try these out!!! I really appreciate that you venture into cooking with things you don't even like--you are so thoughtful!


Thanks so much for this recipe-- I can't wait to try them! I'm not a huge baker, but I love love love anything coffee flavored (especially ice cream!) and can't wait to sink my teeth into these! They look super cute decorated on the mugs! Good job!


Amanda...I love coffee. This is a recipe that I'm going to have to try! Thanks for sharing it...and your results.


this is so smart, so fun, i am dying to make these.

Rachel Watters

I am so excited to try this! My husband really likes coffee... he would be so delighted to wake up to these in the morning, or for after dinner. Thanks for the idea!

bridget {bake at 350}

Oh my goodness!!! These are the cutest ever!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High

I love the idea of putting them on the mug like that! I would have never thought of such a thing. You are so creative! Why kosher salt when you are baking...what kind of difference does it make?

Cop Mama

The "Gingerbread man of death"!!! I couldn't help but laugh. Then I scrolled back up and sure enough, it does look a little scary :-)

A cookie clipped onto a coffee cup, WHAT dear friend will you come up with next??? So cool!


I can't wait to try them!! I didn't even realize that you had this whole portion to your blog until now... duh! I can't wait, I love to bake, and I love to read your witty commentary!! I'll let ya know how they go over with my coffee-loving hubby too! Thanks! (Oh, and it was GREAT to meet you yesterday and today at the workshop... ;) )


I think these sound heavenly...but I love coffee. Oh, and I love cookies, too. You have just made me exceedingly happy. :-)


shelly (cookies and cups)

What a cute idea! I have some cookie cutters from William Sonoma that use notches like this to stand up as a 3-d cookie, but this is such a great idea!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

I love these, and so would my husband. I don't like coffee either, love having stuff in common with you :)


Sorry, I can't give you any feedback because I detest coffee. Not for a lack of trying either. I think I've tried every possible flavor of coffee known to man kind and I still hate it. Yes, that's a strong work and completely appropriate for my feelings towards coffee!!

I do love the heart cookies, and the cookies on the coffee cup. I'll have to do that for James!

Farrah (My KitchenAid Mixer & Me)

I have to make these for my coffee-aholics at home. My husband who doesn't like anything sweet and rarely tastes any sweet treats said he would like to try these. My daughter is jumping up and down for these.. or maybe its from the caffeine. Lol j/k So I will be putting these on my list to make this month! Thank you for this recipe!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

I am passing along a happy 101 award, because it makes me happy every time you blog.


i'm willing to let your distaste for coffee slide simply because you're so darn clever. and because you used the correct "you're" in your cookie. (what can i say, it's a peeve.) :) nicely done, amanda, as usual. i hope your hubby knows he's got it made in the shade. :)

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

These look amazing! I love coffee, and I'm sure my hubby would love these, too. Cute for Valentines Day!


Ah wow, I love coffee, this look so tasty, I especially like the Tigger one!! So cute!


these are gorgeous looking and sound incredible. i posted about them here: http://frostedsquare.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-am-baker.html

Eve Piercy

These are so great! I can't wait to make them for my Husband we LOVES Coffee. Very cute too.


Thank you Amanda, these cookies taste amazing!! they're right now sitting on my kitchen bench fresh out of the oven. I had actually been looking for a recipe for some little treat to send along with a gift im giving my sister-in-law. I searched but didnt like what i was finding.. until i came across these and your fantastic blog! So thank you. We love coffee around here, and they're just right. I have another half of the batter waiting in the fridge to be freshly baked tommorow morning. Thanks again!


Love this idea. I don't drink coffee either, BUT I do love mocha and I do love coffee mixed in with other things. So these might be great for me. Cute idea with the heart...I thought the other looked like a molar. ;)


You are amazing!!!! Who would have thought? Coffee cookies? Cookies on the side of mugs? Cookies for breakfast. My hubby would LOVE them. Me... not so sure. I'm not a coffee person... though I do love the smell.

God bless you Amanda!

Healthy Foods Blog

Cuttie and Yummy! Very nice. That would be a very nice and early valentines gift! Thanks for sharing that wonderful idea and recipe!


OH WOW hubby will love this one! Thanx for sharing such neat ideas!!!


I don't know where you've been all my life, but you're here now!


I'm glad I found your website. You really are very talented.


Yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I just tried these the other night, and they were very good. You've inspired me to try adding coffee to some of my other baked good recipes, and made my coffee loving husband pretty happy!

Adelas (della)

These look delicious. I'm going to have to try them next! See if they're as good as a vanilla bean scone eaten with my caramel macchiato. :)

Did you know that Williams Sonoma has actual cutters for this?

Probably you did. I do kind of like the way their slot is off-center so you see more of the shape hanging on the outside of the cup.

But THEIRS don't seem to have room for sentiments like tiggeriffic :)


YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! I just prepared a batch... sort of :) If the cookies are as good as the dough, these will be a total hit!!
Thanks for sharing!


We tried these this weekend at our Worship Team Coffee Fellowship, and they were basically a huge hit!


I made a double batch of these cookies to take to my daughter's daycare for the teachers. I also pulled out 9 extras to decorate for my clinical group for nursing school. I haven't been back to the daycare yet to find out if they liked them, but my clinical fridnds LOVED them and so did I! I was worried when I tasted them the day they were made, the felt a little grainy, but by the following day they had incorporated or settled or something b/c they were DELISH!!! I blogged all about it, because it was sure an experience for someone like me who really doesn't bake much. If you're interested, you can read it here: http://exploringmommyhood.blogspot.com/2010/02/betty-crocker-im-not.html

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I can't wait to make them again!!


I made these for my husband and I last week. I used margarine instead of butter, which, I think, made them kind of fluffy. The flavor was wonderful (we are Starbucks lovers in my house, therefore that is the kind of coffee I used). I frosted a few of them and left a few without frosting. I definitely prefer them with frosting. Mmmm. My 4 year old did not like them, which is fine, because really, he shouldn't be eating something with coffee in it, anyway! Thanks for the recipe!


I am doing these for Valentine treats for my family and friends. Thanks so much for the easy recipe!


I've done them for St. Valentine's day for me because my hubby doesn't like coffee... :)
They're spectacular! Thank you for the recipe!

mari K.

what a wonderful idea and love that they fit on the rim of a mug! I just discovered your blog today and find it so entertaining and inspiring! Looking forward to your future posts, thanks!!


I made these cookies for my husband and parents for Valentine's day. I left some plain and frosted some with the buttercream. To be honest, we liked them better without the frosting. It was too sweet. I overbaked the cookies a little, so they were crunchy - but perfect for dunking in coffee!
Later in the day we got creative....My mom had a bar of dark chocolate with chili and cayenne pepper in it. We melted down the bar of chocolate and half-dipped the heart shaped coffee cookies in it. It was PHENOMENAL! The coffee flavor mixed with the spicy, dark chocolate flavor was to die for! We will definitely make these again!

Audrey K.

I made these today to take to a friend's house. Amazing! I put royal icing in squiggles on mine. The icing makes them SO much better!


I made these for my boyfriend on Valentine's day with buttercream frosting and they were AMAZING..and I don't even like coffee! I made them again with chocolate buttercream frosting and I think I like them even more. I think I found our new favorite cookie. Thank you for the idea. I look forward to following your blog...you are so creative!

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