While I was making my Sugar Cookie Bars, Andrea was making these Cappuccino Love Bites, from none other than Annie's Eats.
Yield: about 36 cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar, divided
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 tbsp. coffee-flavored liqueur or milk (I used 1 tsp. espresso powder and 2 tsp. milk)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. instant coffee crystals
36 Hershey’s Hugs, wrappers removed
Beat the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add one cup of the sugar, the baking powder, and salt. Beat until the mixture is combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg, coffee liqueur, and vanilla until combined. Beat in the flour gradually until well combined. If necessary, cover and refrigerate dough until it is easy to handle.