8 Reviews

These cookies are so simple to make and as long as you have instant coffee on hand, the ingredients are staple pantry items. I was able to whip up a batch of these, have them out of the oven, and everything cleaned up in no more than half an hour. I had no trouble forming the dough into balls (my dough wasn't sticky) and flattening them with the bottom of a sugar-coated glass was super easy. I just had to re-apply a little shortening to the glass two or three times. Best of all, the cookies are delicious! Super delicious!

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erhymer April 12, 2015

What a tasty cookie! A new favorite for me. This recipe is wonderful as written, but can also be changed to add a few chocolate chips, or some cocoa powder for a mocha taste, or add some orange zest or almond extract So many possibilities to change this up a bit. I found it impossible to roll into balls , so instead I just shaped them with my fingers in a somewhat-ball -shape. I liked the flecks of coffee granules in the finished product, (kind of made me think of coffee beans). I also added an extra bit of coffee and 2 whole teaspoons of vanilla extract. Lovely cookie! I will make sure to double the recipe next time because these were gone too fast! Thanks a bunch!

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FoodFromSicily June 11, 2009

These are de-luscious! I made them exactly as written, except that I used instant espresso powder, sprinkled each cookie with a tiny bit of granulated sugar and flattened with a fork. Next time, I will double the recipe, because these were gone pronto! Thank you, thank you for posting!

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Glori-B May 01, 2009

I added another TB of instant coffee, flattened with a glass ... then drizzled with a glaze of powdered sugar & Tia Maria ... SUPER EASY and FAST to make! A "keeper"

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Cindylynh November 04, 2007

So, out of the whole recipe, I got to eat two. Gone in a matter of hours. These have the absolute best texture, nice and chewy and slightly crisp on the outside, and the flavour is absolutely delicious too. Possibly my new favourite cookie. I've made them twice, the first time the instant coffee granules didn't quite mix in and flavour the dough, and stayed whole, kind of like a chocolate chip. That was actually very good. The second time I pre-mixed the egg and worked the coffee into the egg before adding it to the creamed mixture. Both times were great. Thanks for sharing!

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Megohm July 15, 2007

I didn't have all the ingredients I needed for my usual coffee-flavored cookies, so I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. I was bringing them for a "work snack", so I doubled the recipe. My shortening was rancid (ick!), so I used butter instead. I also added a tbs. of ground cinnamon and a tsp. of grated orange peel to the dry ingredients before mixing (I just thought it would taste good). I didn't run into the sticky dough problem that the previous reviewer had; mine was a nice thick scoopable dough. The cookies came out nice and chewy (not at all cakey) with a good coffee flavor. Very quick and easy to make, too. Not that I needed to find MORE cookies that I like lol, but I'll definitely be adding this to my cookie rotation. Thanks for posting!

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Muffin Goddess March 24, 2006

i followed the recipe to a "t" but for some reason the dough was so sticky (more like gooey bread dough) i could not work with it whatsoever. i kept adding flour but it didnt help. i tried putting it in the fridge for a while to see if it would help but it didnt really. i used a spoon and a rubber spatula to get the dough out onto the cookie sheet so they werent round at all. i baked them as directed and although they were cakier than i like (probably from added flour) the taste was pretty good...not what i expected though. i am going to try again and see what could have gone wrong. the recipe looks sooooo good!

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jennifer in new jersey April 01, 2005

My son needed a Brazilian recipe for school and I found this one. So my son and husband made these cookies so he could take them into school. They are so easy and good that my husband decided to make another batch so we can eat more of them rather then just the few that he had left from what he has to take to school tomorrow. I would recommend this recipe to anyone that don't have much time to spend making cookies and wants a good one.

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tina lopez March 30, 2005
Brazilian Coffee Cookies