I’m a fairly mild, well-behaved girl and my vices are typically as tame as coffee and sweets. You can imagine my glee when I discovered a recipe which combines them both: brown sugar hazelnut cookies with coffee almond frosting. I found the recipe for the cookies here and whipped up the frosting myself.
I followed the recipe as directed and these babies came out beautifully soft and golden.
Coffee Almond Frosting
1 stick butter
1 tsp evaporated milk
4 tsp instant espresso
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Powdered sugar (somewhere around 3-4 cups)
Cream the butter, add the milk and coffee, then add the sugar a little bit at a time until you get the right consistency. You might want to toss in a pinch of salt or two. Spoon unto cookies and let set.
Enjoy with a cup of coffee and Downtown Abbey.