Thursday, May 17, 2012

Instant Coffee Cookies


Whether you enjoy these cookies plain or dipped in your tea or coffee they make the perfect afternoon treat, or a light snack even before bedtime. They are crunchy and smell fabulous thanks to the chopped hazelnuts covering them. Sniff them first, enjoy the smell and gulp them down or eat them up bit by bit. I liked them, my colleagues liked them, and my friends liked them. The bottom line is everybody would like them including Sid, the cookie monster. 

Cookie Monster, bedtime

125 grams butter or margarine, at room temperature
2 medium eggs, use 1 egg white for garnishing
1 cup granulated sugar
1-1,5 instant coffee
1 pouch of baking powder, 5 teaspoons
3 tablespoons of milk
3 cups flour

To garnish:
1 cup Chopped hazelnuts


1. Preheat oven to 170 C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Mix butter, sugar, eggs (set 1 egg white aside for garnishing), and milk well with your hands.
3. Stir in flour, baking powder and instant coffee.
4. Keep stirring until firm. It won't get very firm, don't worry. If you add more flour, they will turn stone hard after baked. 
5. Get the egg white and chopped nuts ready in two separate bowls.
 6. When batter is firm, form into balls and dip in the egg white first and then roll in the chopped nuts.
7. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart. 
8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the cookies rise and start to brown. 
6. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 15 minutes.

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