Coca-Cola Cookies

Coca-Cola Cookies

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"This is a sugar cookie with a secret ingredient: Coca-Cola. The Coke adds an herbally, slightly bitter accent to the sweet cookie. I came up with the idea while thinking about flavorful alternatives to molasses cookies. I usually try to make people guess the secret ingredient before I tell them; so far, no one has."
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10 servings yields About 30 2-inch cookies
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



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  1. Boil the 3/4 liters of Coca-Cola in a saucepan, and reduce it until it's down to about 1/2 cup and starts to rise in temperature.
  2. Turn down the heat a bit and monitor the temperature. Remove the saucepan from the heat quickly when the temperature reaches 232° F (slightly short of soft ball stage).
  3. Allow the reduced soda to cool down to 110° F, at which point you should stir gently with a spoon to test its consistency. It should be a bit thicker than maple syrup but thinner than molasses. If it's too thin, boil it for a bit longer. If it's too thick, if the surface is crusty, or if it forms into tiny strings when you pull the spoon away, you've reduced it too much. You'll have to dissolve the syrup in some added water, and try reducing it again.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  5. Cream together the the butter with the sugar until they are thoroughly and evenly mixed.
  6. Add the beaten egg and Coca-Cola syrup to the creamed sugar and mix thoroughly.
  7. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gently stir this mixture into the batter until all the flour is mixed in.
  8. Pluck out tablespoon-sized clumps of dough, and roll them into little balls between your palms, and then roll the little balls in sugar to coat. Place the balls onto a greased cookie sheet lined with parchment. Flatten the balls a bit with a wooden spoon.
  9. Place the cookies in the oven and bake for about ten minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven when the cookies look slightly done at the edges, and immediately transfer the parchment to a cool surface to stop the cooking.