To kick off fall baking I started with these huge Cinnamon Coffee Cookies. Each cookie is around 4 1/2 inches! These spicy sweet cookies bake up thin with slightly crisp edges and chewy centers. The cinnamon and sugar give these cookies a decidedly fall cozy flavor while the "coffee" is barely a hint to round out this spicy treat. Here is how you can make your own.
You can find the entire recipe here. Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment or silpat and set aside. In a small bowl stir instant coffee (I used instant espresso) into hot water until dissolved.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the shortening and butter until combined. Mix in the sugars, spices, salt, baking powder and soda until well combined. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and coffee. Beat in flour until combined. Chill the dough for 2 hours (or overnight) until the dough is easy to scoop.
In a small bowl mix together 1/3 cup sugar with 1 tsp. cinnamon. When dough is chilled, use a #16 scoop and roll balls of dough into the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated. Place on prepared baking sheet, 3 inches apart, and flatten to 3/4 inch thick.
These cookies will spread so do make sure to space them out! Bake for 12 - 15 minutes (I baked mine for 15 minutes). Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then carefully transfer to wire rack and cool completely. Makes around 14 huge cookies!!