Recipe by Patty
"A gingersnap-like cookie with real coffee flavor."
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packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
instant coffee powder
I've been making these cookies for years. They work best with the flavoured powdered instant coffees. Don't cook them quite so long for a really yummy chewy cookie.
This was just okay for me. I think what really turned me off was the granules of instant coffee that I'd crunch into while I was eating the cookie. If I ever make this again, I'll try a powder or I'll use fresh-brewed coffee.
3/4 cup sugar total is plenty, and it definitely needs more coffee, dissolve at least 3 tablespoons instant coffee in a little hot water so it mixes in better but leave out milk then.11 minutes baked is plenty for a nice cookie. If you leave them in a ball, dip then in sugar they will crack and they are even softer.
These are excellent, the review that said they have a subtle coffee taste is correct (I used decaf Folger's, I wanted to be able to see the coffee in the cookies). I will definitely make these again, next time I might try a packet of coffee powder with the Folger's crytals. I rolled mine in regular sugar, and I didn't get the 'crackling' effect so maybe confectioner's sugar is what is needed to make these cookies 'crackle' on top.
I substituted butter for the shortening and they came out fine. I didn't have any trouble with the dough ether; they have just the right amount of coffee flavor. The texture is like a gingersnap and they go great with coffee!
I made a few adjustments in this recipe based on some other suggestions - I used freshly ground coffee (about 3-4 Tblsp) and I used 1 tsp of vanilla and about 2 tsp of coffee extract. The coffee flavor is great, the cookies cooked well and they are soft and chewy.
cookies were not as strongly flavored as i had hoped they would be - still a nice, subtle suggestion of coffee. i made mine very large and very chewy rolled them in sugar before baking - perfect with a tall glass of milk.
An easy to make cookie. Nothing over the top for me. Don't think I would make again. Kind of reminded me of a shortbread. I used instant espresso in hopes to intensfy the coffee flavor but it was still very mild. I'm glad I added a 1/2 cup of mini semi-sweet cookies.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Brazilian Coffee Cookies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 29
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