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!
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.
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.
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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