When you google “Recipes for coffee biscuits”, what you usually get are recipes of shortbread/sugar cookies that you normally eat with a cuppa coffee (for you to dunk your cookies in) when what you really want are coffee-infused cookies! So ta-dah, here’s what I have for you today! Coffee-flavoured cookies. That’s right, it’s not for you to dunk, it’s for you to get all that coffee goodness WITHOUT A CUPPA!
I love the taste of coffee and at Starbucks, my all-time favourite drink would be their White Chocolate Mocha Frappe. But my body has a very low tolerance for caffeine (and I will go into fits when I drink too much coffee), so I had to change to Chocolate Chip Cream (decaf) and Ice Shaken Lemon Green Tea (which are both delish btw). However, once in awhile I need my coffee fix, and what better than crunchy coffee biscuits?
So to all you coffee-holics, have a go at this: (yields about 30 1.5in cookies)
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1.5tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp hot water
2.5tbsp coffee powder (preferably instant, but any works!)
1. Sieve together your flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. Add the hot water to your coffee and keep aside. (If you’re using ground coffee powder and not instant, what you’ll get is this lump of coarse coffee grains which will be infused in your milk later! If you are using instant coffee powder, this should be a smooth liquid mixture.)
3. Cream butter, brown sugar, white sugar together until creamy and well-blended.
4. Beat in vanilla essence and egg until well-combined
5. (For those with the coarse ground coffee grains) mix your milk into the coffee mixture. Add about 2 tbsp of milk to the mixture, and sieve the coffee + water + milk mixture into the batter. You should get a little bit of the milk-coffee solution. Stir in a bit of the coffee grains if you wish.
6. They should come together into a nice, roll-able dough! (Add more flour if it’s too water, this is however, at your own risk because the texture/taste MIGHT be affected!)
7. Roll the batter into balls, and space them out evenly on your baking tray (with a silicon mat/parchment paper!). Flatten the balls using the bottom of a glass jar that has been dipped in some sugar.
8. Sugar the tops of your cookies (optional)
8. Bake at 200degC in your oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly toasted!