I love coffee.
Don't get me wrong, I love tea, too. I drink tea throughout the day, but there's nothing better than sitting with a cup of coffee by myself for the first half hour of the day. I actually like the taste of a good coffee, and drink it black most of the time to get the full on flavor. I often joke that CG takes a little bit of coffee in his cream & sugar, because he likes it so super sweet. In the spirit of coffee love, I created these Java Junction Cookies.
I started by whisking together 1 cup brown rice flour, 1 cup millet flour, 2/3 cup white rice flour, 1 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup arrowroot starch, 1 1/2 tsps baking powder, 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp salt.
In my stand mixer, I creamed 1 cup softened butter with 2 cups brown sugar.
I used instant espresso crystals for the coffee flavor. I keep these in my pantry specifically to use in baking.
Heat 3 tbsps milk for 40 seconds in the microwave, and stir in 1 1/2 tbsps instant espresso.
Mix the coffee mixture, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp spiced rum, and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract into the creamed butter and sugar.
Add the dry ingredients slowly with your mixer on low. Beat until well combined.
I rolled half of the dough into a log, and rolled the log in some chocolate sprinkles. Refrigerate for a couple hours or toss the log in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Slice the log into 1/4 inch slices and bake for 11 minutes at 350.
And because CG likes his coffee sweeter, I took the other half of the dough and mixed in some butterscotch chips. I dropped spoonfuls of these onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and baked for 10 minutes at 350.
Thanks for popping in and baking with me. I'm linking up to Debbiedoos' Newbie Graduate Party. Oh, how I miss being able to participate in her always fun Newbie parties.