Coffee is a very versatile ingredient and it is also an ideal choice for cooking delicious desserts. Since it is one of the most common breakfast ingredients all over the world, I’m going to show you how to make a fragrant cookie in the shape of a coffee bean.
- Servings: 26 cookies
- Cooking time: 35 minutes + 2 hours (to let the dough rest in the fridge)
- 250 gr (2 cups) white flour
- 120 gr (3/4 cup) butter
- 100 gr (4/5 cup) powdered sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons milk (30 ml)
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee (15 ml)
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (5 gr)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (5 gr)
Sugar free version: you can replace powdered sugar with 80 drops of liquid stevia (a natural sweetener) or 20 drops of vanilla extract
#1 Leave the butter at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
#2 Mix butter and powdered sugar
Mix with a spoon, until you obtain a smooth and uniform dough.
#3 Add 2 egg yolks
Continue the stirring.
#4 Add cocoa and coffee
Mix together well.
#5 Add flour, baking powder and milk and start knead by hand.
You shall obtain a ball of dough, to be left to rest in the fridge for about 2 hours.
#6 Shape the dough
Shape the dough into small balls and try to reproduce a real coffee bean (oval shape with a cut in the middle). Put your cookies onto a roasting pan lined with baking paper.
Bake for 15 minutes at 180°C (350°F)
Coffee Cookies Anytime
These cookies are conceived for a typical Italian breakfast, but you can taste them at all times of the day, for a sweet break that will boost your energy, thanks to a little bit of caffeine. Moreover, this recipe is really fast and relatively easy to make, so that it is suitable for everybody and could give a great satisfaction to novice cooks too! Just take care of removing your cookies from the oven at the right time, in order to let them cool outside and allow them to keep their fragrant texture. You can store them in a tightly closed glass jar (also a tin box would do), that shall be kept far from direct sunlight and heat. This way, your cookies will last for an entire week.
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