How to Make Coffee Cookies – Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe

How to Make Coffee Cookies - Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: South African
Serves: 60
Today we're going to make a batch of delectable coffee cookies so that you can still get your coffee fix even if you don't own a coffee machine.
For the Dough
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  • 1kg All-purpose flour / cake flour
  • 5ml Salt
  • 15ml Bicarbonate of soda / baking soda
  • 320ml Sugar
  • 400g Butter
  • 240ml Golden syrup
  • 125ml Espresso
  • 5ml Vanilla extract
For the Filling
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  • 45ml Strong instant coffee
  • 30ml Boiling water
  • 375ml Sugar
  • 150g Butter
  • 100ml Full cream milk
  • 7.5ml Vanilla extract
  1. To start, sift 1kg of all-purpose or cake flour into your stand mixer bowl, along with 5ml salt and 15ml bicarbonate of soda.
  2. Place 320ml of sugar, 400g butter, 250ml golden syrup and 125ml of espresso in a pot.
  3. Place the pot over medium heat and stir the mixture until the butter has melted and all of the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in 5ml of vanilla extract and then allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  5. Pour the mixture into your mixing bowl and run the machine is well combined and you have a smooth dough.
  6. Transfer the dough to a bowl, cover with clingwrap and allow this to stand overnight at room temperature.
  7. The following day, line at least 2 large baking sheets with baking parchment.
  8. Scoop out a tablespoonful of the dough. Roll it into a ball and place it on the sheet.
  9. Flatten the ball and pattern the cookie with the tines of a fork.
  10. Make sure to leav a half inch of space between each cookie as they will rise and spread quite considerably as they bake.
  11. Bake the cookies in batches in a preheated oven at 200c for 12 minutes per batch.
  12. Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer them to cooling racks.
  13. To make creamy coffee centers, dissolve 3 tablespoons of strong instant coffee in 30ml of boiling water in a pot.
  14. Add 100ml of full cream milk, followed by 375ml of sugar.
  15. And finally 150g of butter.
  16. Place the pot over medium high heat and bring it to a boil, stirring regularly.
  17. When the mixture starts to boil, allow it to boil quite vigorously for 8 minutes.
  18. Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in 5ml of vanilla extract, andallow the filling to cool to room temperature, stirring it regularly.
  19. It will thicken to paste that resembles peanut butter.
  20. To assemble the cookies, spread a teaspoonful of the filling onto a cookie.
  21. Place another cookie on top of this and squeeze the cookies together gently to spread the filling evenly.
  22. Continue until all of the cookies are complete.
  23. Store the cookies in an airtight container, if they last long enough to require storage.


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