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Cookie Spoons

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Coffee and tea are perfect additions to any brunch (alongside Bloody Mary's and Mimosas, of course), but they can be a bit boring. By swapping out your great-aunt's lovely silver teaspoons for delicious little cookie spoons, you can liven up your caffeinated beverages and wow your brunch guests (and cookie spoons don't have to be polished, which is a major bonus).

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" -T.S. Elliott ("The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock") - Personally I think it's better to measure your life with delicious cookie spoons.

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

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Software:
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (plus additional for rolling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Flavor Variations:

For Chocolate-Flavored Cookie Spoons, add:
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chocolate extract
  • 2 additional tablespoons sugar
  • If the dough is too dry after adding the flour, etc. (if it crumbles apart) you may want to mix in a teaspoon or two of water
For spoons to be served with tea, you may want to try Lemon and Honey Cookie Spoons. To do so:
  • Add 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Also add the zest of one lemon and about 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A little extra flour (about 2 tablespoons) may also be needed if the dough is too loose or sticky
Other items can be added (lavender, cinnamon, mint, etc.) if desired or cookie spoons can be dipped in chocolate after baking (yum!).


Hardware:
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer (or mixing spoon and strong arms)
  • Cookie sheets
  • Rolling pin
  • Spoon-shaped cookie cutter (this one used here - lots of others are available online) - if you prefer, you can also free-hand cut a spoon shape using a sharp knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Plastic wrap
 
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Biggsy2 years ago
now thats a good idea!
shesparticular (author)  Biggsy2 years ago
Thanks!
sunshiine3 years ago
This is right up my alley! I love the idea! Thanks for sharing.
shesparticular (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Hope you enjoy them!
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shesparticular (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
That is so sweet of you to say, thank you! Your stuff is great as well!
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kimithy3 years ago
I'm going to try making these dipped in chocolate (for coffee) and honey (for tea). What a great idea!!
shesparticular (author)  kimithy3 years ago
That sounds great! I've only tried adding honey and lemon into the dough before baking, but dipping after should work as well. They're awesome dipped in chocolate though!

Please let me know how they turn out, and I hope you love them!
SHIFT!3 years ago
These would go great with some bread bowls! Very nice 'ible!
shesparticular (author)  SHIFT!3 years ago
Thanks! I think a brunch featuring bread bowls, gummi shot glasses, and cookie spoons would be amazing :)
I'd like to RSVP to this brunch right now. Also, these look amazingly fantastic!
shesparticular (author)  kdave043 years ago
Thanks!
bruno130693 years ago
They look like a shaped biscotti! Very fun!
shesparticular (author)  bruno130693 years ago
Thanks! I think they turned out really well
splazem3 years ago
Looks delicious!
shesparticular (author)  splazem3 years ago
Thanks!
ChrysN3 years ago
Those would be great with ice cream, nice.
shesparticular (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Sounds great to me!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Very clever to serve with a hot beverage, and the pairings you show are genius!
Why isn't this on the menu at every coffee shop?
shesparticular (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago
Thank you so much!

In addition to the variations mentioned here, I think cocoa, chocolate extract, and a tiny bit of mint extract would be amazing with hot cocoa (especially if the baked spoon was also dipped in chocolate).