I kept passing over this recipe, party because I don't like coffee-flavoured anything but mostly because it just looked too simple and I was sure the end result couldn't possibly be all that great. Well, how wrong could I be? These little cookies are delicious, the coffee flavour is totally masked by the other ingredients and, what was initially a point against them becomes a huge point in their favour, they are so simple. I took some to afternoon tea today and they were very well received. I loved how well they turned out that I borrowed a camera to take photos of them - is that bordering on obsession?
from Cheap Eats
Makes 20 cookies
150g butter, softened
3/4 cup (165g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1 tablespoon hot water
1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
20 dark chocolate Melts (I used milk chocolate)
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line two oven trays with baking paper.
2. Beat butter, sugar, egg yolk and combined coffee and water in small bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl; stir in sifted flour and cocoa in two batches, Knead dough on floured surface until smooth.
3. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls; place 5cm apart on trays, flatten slightly. Press 1 chocolate Melt into centre of each cookie; bake about 12 minutes (mine took closer to 15-20 minutes). Cool cookies on tray.