Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

After I did my cookies compilation 2 days ago (SPECIAL COMPILATION OF 80 CHINESE NEW YEAR RECIPES–PART 1–Cookies, Snacks and Cakes ( 80 春节食谱汇编 1–糕点和曲奇)) , do I still have any Chinese New Year Goodies to share? Yes, still many of them… Some are cookies and some are traditional cakes that are relevant to Chinese New Year.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

Chinese New Year recipes will not be out dated , it will be used every year and if readers have no chance to try the recipe this new year, you can always try the recipes in the next Chinese New Year or other festivals.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

This is a simple recipe designed by myself. Nothing to shout about this delicious cookies. The objectives of doing this recipe are dual fold: 1) to make use of the readily available cookies mould and 2) since I do not have a coffee cookies as yet, I think I should have one too..

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

The cookies mould that I am referring to is this pineapple rolls cookie dough pump. I am reluctant to buy some gadget just for one recipe, therefore, I will try to use it as much as possible.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

I am sure many readers have the same problem of keeping a “white rat” (since it is very small and cannot qualified to be called as white elephant, ha-ha) in the kitchen cabinet. My philosophy is to buy as minimal as I can and make full use of the gadgets available. If you do not have the pump like what I have, I would advise you to pipe the cookies dough or mould the cookies dough rather than buying a new gadget even though it is not costly.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

Actually, you can always prepare the cookies from the left pineapple tarts dough as in this recipe: Golf Ball Pineapple Tarts (凤梨酥)- Part 2. Just add 1-2  tablespoons of instant coffee and 1-2 tablespoons of icing sugar to 200 grams of leftover dough.  This is especially beneficial if you have lots of left over pineapple ball dough sitting in the fridge.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

I have prepared 2 batches. In the first batch, I have added some black cocoa powder. Though the taste is nice but I did not like the colour as it is too black to be auspicious. Therefore, I have prepared the second batch on the next day which is lighter in look.  However, if you wished, you can add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the dough to enhance the colour

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)


WHAT IS REQUIRED

Servings: About 50-60 pieces depend on size and mould

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

  • 200 grams of cake and top flour
  • 100 grams of potatoes flour
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 75 grams of icing sugar
  • 50 grams of egg white or whole egg
  • 3 tablespoons of instant coffee mixed with 1.5 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee emulco or paste (optional)

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)


STEPS OF PREPARATION

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

  • Mix the instant coffee powder with the water, stir until it forms a paste and set aside.

  • Cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add the coffee paste and stir until well combined. Sift in the potatoes flour and cake or top flour , use a spatula to fold quickly and swiftly until the dough is just combined.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

  • Transfer the cookie dough to the cookie pump, pump , add some sesame seeds on top, cut into the your preferred sizes and bake in the preheated oven of 180 degree Celsius for 12-15 minutes. Cool completely before store in an air tight container.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)


CONCLUSION

A simple straight forward recipe for all to try out. You cannot use too much instant coffee to enhance your coffee aroma. Too much of it will make your cookies bitter. If possible, you can always get “coffee paste” or “coffee emulco” from the bakery shop. That will very much enhance the coffee aroma. Whether or not you should buy one I will leave it to you. Well, if you buy, you can always used it to make coffee cake or coffee muffins. There is no caffeine in it and kids will be able to enjoy too.

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

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Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)


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Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

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Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

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Coffee Cookies (咖啡曲奇)

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