I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while. I’ve been enjoying it so much this winter. It is called Fireside Coffee Mix. It is similar to hot chocolate with a little twist. Also, I’m sharing some cute Valentine’s Cookies with you because it is, after all, Valentine’s Day!
The coffee mix recipe came from a friend. The cookie recipe came from Macaroni and Cheesecake, a blog I really enjoy. The cookies turned out very good, but of course the next time I would make a few minor changes, which I will tell you in parathesis.
Fireside Coffee Mix
2 cups instant hot chocolate mix
2 cups lite coffee creamer powder
1 cup instant coffee (decaff or regular)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
Combine all above ingredients and store in an airtight container. Add 2-3 T to 1 cup of boiling water.
1 C. butter
2 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 C. sour cream
5-6 C. flour, until desired consistency for rolling (Only mix in 5 cups in the batter-leave out the remaining cup until the next day when you are rolling the cookies out)
Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and sour cream. Mix in dry ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Roll out dough to a 1/4 to 3/8 inch thickness using a generous amount of flour. Cut out shapes and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Frost and decorate as desired.
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup shortening (I would use butter next time, made both a shorterning frosting and butter frosting in the same day and definilty liked the one made with butter better)
5 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract food coloring (optional)
In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners’ sugar and shortening until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.
Recipe from Macaroni and Cheesecake