School is starting up in Rock Hill and that means back to school parties! With this recipe you can have some delicious treats to snack on: Coca-Cola Cookies with Coca-Cola icing! If you want, you can add sprinkles to the frosting. Use your school colors for extra boost of school spirit to get the year started right.
This recipe makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies, yielding plenty of yummy goodness for parties or get togethers. You’ll find this recipe super-simple to make, so let’s get into the baking.
Utensils & Equipment
- Two or three baking pans (depending on how far apart you space the cookies)
- 3 large bowls
- parchment paper
- measuring cups
Ingredients at Room Temperature
The Coca-Cola Cookies will be best if some of the ingredients are at room temperature when you begin making them. Leave these ingredients out on the counter for about an hour before you get started.
For the cookies
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- ½ cup of Coca-Cola
- 1 egg
For the frosting
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- ¼ cup Coca-Cola
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup butter (at room temperature)
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup Coca-Cola (at room temperature)
- 1 egg (at room temperature)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Frosting
- 8 tbsp butter (at room temperature)
- ¼ cup Coca-Cola (at room temperature)
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350° F
- Line the baking pans with parchment paper
- In one of your large bowls use your whisk to mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, use your mixer to cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. This takes about two minutes of mixing.
- Into the butter mixture add the vanilla extract, then the egg, and finally the Coca-Cola until just combined. Don’t worry if there is extra Coke in the bowl. It will be mixed in during the next step.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Using a spoon scoop the cookie dough onto the pans covered in parchment paper. The cookies should be spaced a bit apart so when they expand they don’t stick together.
- Bake for 14 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking. If you are using two pans, swap the rack positions when you rotate the pans.
- When the cookies are just barely brown, remove them from the oven. Let the cookies sit on the pan for a few minutes, then move them to a cooling rack.
- Once the cookies have cooled completely, add the icing.
- Put the butter into your third bowl and blend with your mixer until it begins to turn creamy.
- Add the first cup of powdered sugar and mix completely. Be careful not to blast the powdered sugar everywhere at this step!
- Once combined, add the Coca-Cola. Again don’t worry if there is extra Coke.
- Finally mix in the last three cups of powdered sugar one at a time. If you want to add food coloring, this is the time.
- Ice the cooled cookies and add sprinkles while the frosting is freshly spread.
Your Coca-Cola Cookies will last for several days stored in an air-tight container…that is if folks don’t gobble them all up right away!