An unassuming cookies that packs a spicy punch.
- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- Pinch Black Pepper
- 1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbs strong coffee (cold)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 to 4 tbs heavy cream or milk
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and black pepper. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium for about 1 minute. Then dump in the white and brown sugar. Mix on medium for 2-3 minutes, until slightly fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and stir until combined. On a low speed pour in the flour about a ½ a cup at a time. Stir until combined.
- Turn the dough out of the bowl and onto the center of a piece of plastic wrap. Create a disc and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
- Fit two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- On a clean work surface dusted with flour, roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out using a 2 inch round cookie cutter. Place the cookies onto the preapred cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Roll and cut out the remaining cookie dough. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes or freeze for 15 minutes.
- Take cookie sheet from the freezer and put it directly into the oven. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Until the cookies have edges are just brown. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack.
Make the Coffee Glaze
- In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, coffee, salt together. Whisk in the heavy cream one tablespoon at a time to get desired consistency.
- Once the cookies are cooled, spread the glaze on each cookie using the back of spoon or a small offset spatula. Let cookies sit until the glaze sets.