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Brazilian Coffee Biscuits recipe

Brazilian Coffee Biscuits recipe

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A ginger biscuit with added coffee flavour.

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IngredientsServes: 24

  • 150g (5 oz) butter
  • 100g (4 oz) dark brown soft sugar
  • 100g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon semi-skimmed milk
  • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder

MethodPrep:25min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:35min

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Beat the butter, brown sugar, caster sugar, egg, vanilla and milk until fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and instant coffee. Add to sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  4. Shape dough in 2cm (1 in) balls. If it's too soft to shape, chill it for a while. Place balls 5cm (2 in) apart on prepared baking trays. Flatten to 1cm (1/2 in) thickness with fork or glass dipped in sugar.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.


If you don't have powdered instant coffee, use a pestle and mortar to make a powder out of instant coffee granules.

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This was just okay for me. I think what really turned me off was the granules of instant coffee that I'd crunch into while I was eating the cookie. If I ever make this again, I'll try a powder or I'll use fresh-brewed coffee.-21 Jul 2008

A rare thing amongst "ginger biscuit with added coffee flavour" in having no ginger at all in it....however, that aside...Tried replacing the coffee powder and milk with 4 tbsp strong espresso plus 1 tbsp camp coffee and chicory plus boosting the flour by 50 gms and throwing in 50gms coconut. Made 30. Grrrrreat, especially with a dab of coffee icing on top of each just enough to hold on half a walnut for all except six in which I stuck a walnut half into the top before baking.-12 Sep 2013


Altered ingredient amounts.I accidentally read the recipe wrong and put in only 2 teaspoons of coffee -- Ooops! The coffee flavour wasn't as strong as I would have liked, although you could still taste it, but I think I'd like them more if the texture was different.-21 Jul 2008

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