Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

These yummy cooffee treats come from a German cookbook, called "Baked Goods" and really are something special for your cookie tray. You can choose to make other shapes (I tried crescents), but since the cookies spread a lot, I find the balls work best. Please note: Prep time does not include 1 hour chilling time

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 g instant cappuccino mix (or ordinary coffee powder)
  • 25 ml hot water
  • 150 g flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 50 g sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 100 g butter, in medium pieces
  • 25 g chocolate (milk, dark or white)


  1. Dissolve cappuccino powder in hot water. Let cool slightly.
  2. In a big bowl mix flour, almonds and sugar. Add butter and cappuccino.
  3. Knead into a dough (maybe using a kitchen aid as not to warm the dough too much).
  4. Chill for 1 hour.
  5. Form dough into small balls (size of a walnut) and place on a paper-lined baking sheet. Do not flatten balls.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 15 minutes or until slightly coloured.
  7. Melt the chocolate using your favourite method (hot water bath or microwave) and drizzle it over the baked cookie balls using a teaspoon.
  8. Let dry and enjoy! :).
Most Helpful

Another reviewer said it best, adult cookies, and they are adult cookies at their finest. I used ground hazelnuts (I like them better than almonds) and couldn't resist adding some of the nuts into the chocolate as well. I used bittersweet chocolate and thought that a dunking rather than a light drizzle might not look as elegant but is more chocolate ever a bad thing? not in my book, lol. Loula, my PAC baby, your mama is very happy this afternoon.

Annacia March 21, 2012

Very nice adult cookie, not overly sweet and nice coffee taste. I used vanilla flavored instant coffee. I pressed the dough into a heart shaped silicone ice cube tray and popped them onto the cookie sheet. I used 70% dark chocolate to drizzle over the baked cookies. Turned out beautifully. I will definately make these again. Thanks for sharing Loula :)

queenbeatrice May 29, 2010

Make my Recipe Review Tag Game 11: Delicious cookies - I love the flavor the ground almonds add to these cookies - perfect with coffee!

Mom2Rose May 01, 2010