Coffee Casual

Mocha Frosted Cookies

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Have you ever made something and after people ate them, they immediately had to have another? These are those cookies. I made these Mocha Frosted Cookies with my cooking guru Courtney over a year ago and as soon as I tasted one, I demanded the recipe.  They’re so soft (because of the cream cheese & sour cream), they basically melt in your mouth. And then there’s the frosting.  A mocha buttercream.  If you’re into coffee whatsoever, the hint of coffee in this frosting is perfect.  It’s subtle enough that you don’t have to be a coffee lover to enjoy it, but it’s even better if you are.  Taking this cookie and putting any frosting on it would be delicious because the cookie itself may be the total encompassment of perfection.

I made these for NO REASON. No occasion, not for a friend, because I was in the mood for them. Sometimes you just want some cookies in your life, and this is a great candidate.

For the Cookies
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For the Frosting
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Mocha Frosted Cookies
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For the Cookies
  1. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  2. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  6. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 cup sour cream
  10. 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
For the Mocha Frosting
  1. 1 pound confectioners sugar
  2. 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  3. pinch of salt (or more to taste if using unsalted butter)
  4. 2 tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
  5. 4 teaspoons instant coffee, dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water
  6. 2-3 tbsp milk
For the Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 425, line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside
  3. In a stand up mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar (about 3 minutes)
  4. Add in eggs one at a time, and then vanilla, cream cheese, and sour cream, allowing each to beat in fully until adding the next, scrape down sides of the bowl
  5. Add in dry ingredients about 1/2 cup at a time and allow ingredients to come together to form a soft dough, if it's too sticky add a tbsp of flour at a time until slightly sticky, but firm
  6. On a floured surface, carefully roll out dough until about 1/4 inch thick
  7. Cut out cookies and re roll dough until all has been used
  8. Bake for 6-7 minutes, the bottoms will just be starting to brown
  9. Place on wire rack, allow to cool completely before frosting
For the Buttercream
  1. Place all ingredients into stand mixer with paddle attachment, and mix on low until desired consistency
  2. Too thin= more sugar, too thick = more milk
Notes
  1. *This frosting recipe made just enough for the amount of cookies, if you want to, up the ingredients in the frosting recipe just a bit ensure there's enough to go around
  2. *The original frosting recipe has no milk in it, but I found it too dry when I made it this time around without a little added in, feel free to omit milk, and only use if necessary
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This recipe made almost 3 dozen.  It was a ton, and I was happy to share with friends.  But I kept a significant amount of these at home for myself, because once I tried one, I was reminded how much I love them.

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Look at this great little plate my friend gave me for my birthday. It’s from Amy Sedaris’ line and it says ‘I like you’ all over it.  And if  I gave you these cookies, you’d agree I must like you to allow you the privilege of putting these in your mouth.

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Mocha Frosted Cookies

This past weekend was the perfect chance to lay back and spend quality time with friends and family.  We took to Long Island City to celebrate a friend’s birthday and enjoy the warm weather.  I post a lot of skirts and dresses on this blog.  But I wanted to prove that a lot of my days are spent casual, super casual.  

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I have been on the hunt for a shirt like this for some time.  It’s a casual button down, with slight detail and is a great throw-on shirt. I paired them with the skinny boyfriend jeans Stitch Fix sent me for my Mexico trip.  I also am in love with this ‘love’ ring I got from Sabo Skirt.

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We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed the official start of summer.  The front tuck may be my favorite trend ever.  It keeps it casual, yet takes away the element of looking sloppy with a shirt just hanging out.

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I am definitely a coffee person myself. I hardly ever go through a day without it in some form. But what about the tea drinkers? How could I forget you? Well I didn’t, and the rest of this week will be dedicated to you. Stay tuned!

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Striped H&M Button Down / Stitch Fix Jeans (similar) / Old Navy Flip Flops / Stitch Fix Mint tote (similar) / H&M Sunglasses / Sabo Skirt Ring

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