Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies Recipe

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Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies Recipes!

 

Welcome to National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. The Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe is the closest recipe I have to Bittersweet Chocolate. And since Valentine’s Day is coming up next month, these will just have to work. lol

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts!

The cookie dough is very simple to make and doesn’t require chilling. To simplify the process even more, make the cookies ahead of time and freeze between layers of parchment paper on a baking sheet, tightly wrapped. Thaw and decorate when convenient.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

Mocha Heart Cookies:

Makes 3 1/2 dozen 3-inch hearts!

COOKIES:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon coffee (or water)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (natural or Dutch-process)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

ICING:

  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup meringue powder
  • 5 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided (natural or Dutch-process)
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur *
  • Additional liqueur (or water), as needed, to bring the icing to proper consistency
  • *If preferred, substitute 3 tablespoons coffee or water for liqueur

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

COOKIE DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oven to 350 F. Cover baking sheets with parchment.

2. In a large bowl (a sturdy stand mixer is recommended), beat the butter and sugar together well,
scraping the sides of the bowl often.

3. Add vanilla, coffee (or water), and egg and beat until combined.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

4. Add flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix together until all dry ingredients are
incorporated.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

5. Working with 1/4 of the dough at a time, place dough on a large piece of floured parchment.
Sprinkle the dough with flour and cover with a second piece of parchment. Roll thin – less than
1/4-inch.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

6. Using a cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes and place 1/2 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

7. Bake for approximately 12 minutes. Cookies may feel slightly soft, but edges should be starting
to get a little crisp. Move to rack; cookies will harden as they cool.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

8. Dough scraps may be re-rolled between parchment sheets.

 

ICING DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar, meringue powder, 1 teaspoon cocoa, and
espresso powder. With mixer running, slowly add the warm water and liqueur.

2. Beat on medium-high speed for at least 5 minutes. Because the consistency is slightly thinner
than normal royal icing, it won’t come to a stiff peak, but should be light and smooth.

3. Remove 1 cup of icing and place in a small bowl. Add liqueur (or water, if preferred), 1/2
teaspoon at a time, until mixture flows from the spoon and blends into the icing in the bowl
within seconds. It needs to flow, but shouldn’t be watery. (Picture the thickness of molasses or
corn syrup.) Cover icing with plastic wrap and set aside.

4. To the icing in the large bowl, add 4 teaspoons cocoa powder. Beat well, scraping the sides of
the bowl often. This icing needs to be a little thicker, because you will be outlining the cookies
with it – about the consistency of canned frosting. If it’s too thick to pipe easily from a bag, add
a little liqueur (or water) 1/2 teaspoon at a time. If it’s too thin, add a little cocoa powder.

5. For best results, the thick darker icing should go into a pastry bag with a small round writing tip.
This will make it easier to outline your cookie and give you uniform “dots”, which will decorate
the outside edge of your heart. Alternatively, you can use a disposable pastry bag or freezer-
type plastic zipper bag. Cut a small piece of the tip off and test by squeezing a small amount out.
The outline works as a dam to hold in the thinner icing, so the hole needs to be large enough to
make a sturdy line around the cookie.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

6. Put the thin mocha icing in a bag and cut the tip off, leaving a large enough hole to let the icing
flow freely. (Only put as much in the bag as you can handle, to avoid mess. Cover the remaining
icing in the bowl.)

7. With the dark icing, squeeze a line all the way around the edge of a cooled cookie,
approximately 1/4-inch from the edge, leaving room for decorative dots. (You can do one cookie
at a time, or do all of the edges at once.)

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

8. With the thin mocha icing, fill in the cookie, using a toothpick to fill in any holes and bring the
icing all the way to the piped outline. Tap gently to settle the icing.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

9. Using the thick, dark icing, pipe small dots along the edge of the heart, just outside the outline.
Allow cookies to dry undisturbed for at least 6 hours.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

 

Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies Recipe #NationalBittersweetChocolateDay

Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies Recipe #NationalBittersweetChocolateDay

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon coffee (or water)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (natural or Dutch-process)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ICING:
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup meringue powder
  • 5 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided (natural or Dutch-process)
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur *
  • Additional liqueur (or water), as needed, to bring the icing to proper consistency
  • *If preferred, substitute 3 tablespoons coffee or water for liqueur

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Cover baking sheets with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl (a sturdy stand mixer is recommended), beat the butter and sugar together well,
  3. scraping the sides of the bowl often.
  4. Add vanilla, coffee (or water), and egg and beat until combined.
  5. Add flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix together until all dry ingredients are
  6. incorporated.
  7. Working with 1/4 of the dough at a time, place dough on a large piece of floured parchment.
  8. Sprinkle the dough with flour and cover with a second piece of parchment. Roll thin – less than
  9. 1/4-inch.
  10. Using a cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes and place 1/2 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
  11. Bake for approximately 12 minutes. Cookies may feel slightly soft, but edges should be starting
  12. to get a little crisp. Move to rack; cookies will harden as they cool.
  13. Dough scraps may be re-rolled between parchment sheets.
  14. ICING DIRECTIONS:
  15. In a large bowl, combine the powdered sugar, meringue powder, 1 teaspoon cocoa, and
  16. espresso powder. With mixer running, slowly add the warm water and liqueur.
  17. Beat on medium-high speed for at least 5 minutes. Because the consistency is slightly thinner
  18. than normal royal icing, it won’t come to a stiff peak, but should be light and smooth.
  19. Remove 1 cup of icing and place in a small bowl. Add liqueur (or water, if preferred), 1/2
  20. teaspoon at a time, until mixture flows from the spoon and blends into the icing in the bowl
  21. within seconds. It needs to flow, but shouldn’t be watery. (Picture the thickness of molasses or
  22. corn syrup.) Cover icing with plastic wrap and set aside.
  23. To the icing in the large bowl, add 4 teaspoons cocoa powder. Beat well, scraping the sides of
  24. the bowl often. This icing needs to be a little thicker, because you will be outlining the cookies
  25. with it – about the consistency of canned frosting. If it’s too thick to pipe easily from a bag, add
  26. a little liqueur (or water) 1/2 teaspoon at a time. If it’s too thin, add a little cocoa powder.
  27. For best results, the thick darker icing should go into a pastry bag with a small round writing tip.
  28. This will make it easier to outline your cookie and give you uniform “dots”, which will decorate
  29. the outside edge of your heart. Alternatively, you can use a disposable pastry bag or freezer-
  30. type plastic zipper bag. Cut a small piece of the tip off and test by squeezing a small amount out.
  31. The outline works as a dam to hold in the thinner icing, so the hole needs to be large enough to
  32. make a sturdy line around the cookie.
  33. Put the thin mocha icing in a bag and cut the tip off, leaving a large enough hole to let the icing
  34. flow freely. (Only put as much in the bag as you can handle, to avoid mess. Cover the remaining
  35. icing in the bowl.)
  36. With the dark icing, squeeze a line all the way around the edge of a cooled cookie,
  37. approximately 1/4-inch from the edge, leaving room for decorative dots. (You can do one cookie
  38. at a time, or do all of the edges at once.)
  39. With the thin mocha icing, fill in the cookie, using a toothpick to fill in any holes and bring the
  40. icing all the way to the piped outline. Tap gently to settle the icing.
  41. Using the thick, dark icing, pipe small dots along the edge of the heart, just outside the outline.
  42. Allow cookies to dry undisturbed for at least 6 hours.
  43. Makes 3 1/2 dozen 3-inch hearts!
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Coffee liqueur icing adds a unique flair to these adult Valentine’s Day cookies. The rich flavor and classy appearance will be appreciated – and so will your efforts with these Kahlua Mocha Heart Cookies recipe.

 

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