Start Your Day the Coffee Way

Today we are celebrating what keeps you going as a collegiette and the single most important lifeline of a college student. I can’t walk anywhere on campus without seeing it – you can’t go anywhere on campus without it! Yes girls, java, java, java. Coffee is as much of a staple in a student’s life as textbooks and homework… or partying and girl’s nights? Whichever you wish to claim, we all can appreciate a darkly brewed cup of joe. So, to continue this informal celebration, here are some great recipes that’ll satisfy your coffee bean cravings!
 
Mmmocha Brownies

2 Large Eggs
¼ Cup of Warm Water
½ Oil
4-5 teaspoons of Instant Coffee (More or less depending on your taste buds)
1 Package of Your Favorite Brownie Mix
 
Instructions:
1. Heat over to 350F. Spray pan with cooking spray.
2. Add instant coffee to warm water - let dissolve and cool.
3. Mix brownie mix, eggs, oil and the cooled coffee together. Stir until completely mixed, then 10 more even strokes to distribute the coffee flavor completely.
4. Pour batter into pan, and back 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
5. Frost with any frosting of your choice, melt chocolate chips and spread over brownies, or eat just as they are!
   


Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Admittedly, this does not actually contain coffee, but the name           most definitely does.
1 package (12.4 oz) of Refrigerated Cinnamon Roll Dough with             Icing (Our friend the Dough Boy makes a great one)
2 tablespoons of softened butter
¼ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 
Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 375F. Use half of the butter to butter a 9 inch pie pan or 8x8 pan.
2. Combine cinnamon and sugar, and sprinkle 2 tablespoons over the butter.
3. cut each of the 8 cinnamon rolls into four parts, and place half of the dough pices over the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
4. Spread the remaining butter over the dough, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and sugar. 
5. Place the remaining dough pieces in the pan and sprinkle ther est of the cinnamon and sugar over the first layer of dough. 
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until perfectly golden brown! Add icing and any other ingredients you like on  your cinnamon rolls - such as nuts or raisins. Cut into squares or wedges and serve warm with a hot cup of coffee!
  
Whether you will make these recipes or merely salivate over the thought of caffeinated brownies, I hope you have some time today to sip a cup and relax.