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No Bake Coffee Cookies: Freeze Ahead for Christmas Cookie Swaps!

If you love the flavor of coffee, you’re in for a treat with these no bake Christmas cookies. No bake coffee cookies freeze well so you can make them ahead of time and get a jump start on your Christmas baking this year. It’s also one of the easiest Christmas cookie swap recipes you’ll find. 

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I’m blessed to have a mother-in-law who is an amazing baker and doesn’t mind sharing Christmas cookies with us every year. For that reason, I leave the time-consuming recipes up to her.  But since I needed to make a batch of treats for a Christmas cookie swap Friday I decided to make something easy. By easy I mean you can make these with a toddler hanging on your pant leg and an infant riding in a carrier on your tummy. It’s the only way I get anything done!

If you’re making these coffee cookies for a Christmas gift, place a dozen in a coffee mug and wrap with cellophane for an easy gift for the coffee lover in your life.

No Bake Coffee Cookies

These coffee cookies are easy to make and freeze well. Enjoy!
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-5 tablespoons brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine crushed cookies, the 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, nuts, cocoa, coffee crystals, and cinnamon.
  2. Add brewed coffee using just enough to moisten.
  3. Form mixture into 1 1/4″ balls.
  4. Roll balls generously in the 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  5. Place balls on sheet of waxed paper and let stand until dry (about an hour)
  6. Before serving, roll balls again in powdered sugar if desired.

 

No Bake Coffee Balls Recipe. Make Ahead and Freeze.

No bake coffee balls Christmas cookies

No Bake Coffee Cookies

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

you love the flavor of coffee, you're in for a treat with these no bake Christmas cookies. No bake coffee cookies freeze well so you can make them ahead of time and get a jump start on your Christmas baking this year. It's also one of the easiest Christmas cookie swap recipes you'll find. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-5 tablespoons brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine crushed cookies, the 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, nuts, cocoa, coffee crystals, and cinnamon.
  2. Add brewed coffee using just enough to moisten.
  3. Form mixture into 1 1/4" balls.
  4. Roll balls generously in the 1/2 cup powdered sugar.
  5. Place balls on a sheet of waxed paper and let stand until dry (about an hour)
  6. Before serving, roll balls again in powdered sugar if desired.
Nutrition Information
Yield 30 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 76Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 1g
Notes:
To store your coffee cookies, place them in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container. You can store them at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze ahead for up to 3 months!
 
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