Coffee Bean Cookies





Introduction: Coffee Bean Cookies

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I found some leftover instant coffee powder a few days ago. Since I'm not a big fan of instant coffee, I'm thinking of baking something to use the coffee powder.

This cute and delicious coffee cookie is very easy to make, and is a perfect match as a dessert for your coffee.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

--45g butter

--30g sugar powder

--10g heavy cream

--12g instant coffee powder

--3g cocoa powder

--100g cake flour

You might need to adjust the amount of sugar powder you use based on the sweetness of your coffee powder. And although in most cases a better ingredient leads to a better result, you shouldn't use high end ground coffee powder in this case. It's a waste on one hand, on the other hand it would make the cookie too bitter to eat.

Step 2: Prepare the Dough

Soft your butter (don't melt it) and combine it with sugar powder. Put your coffee powder, cocoa powder and heavy cream into the mixing bowl as well.

Step 3: Combine the Ingredients

After you combine those ingredients together, use a spatula to smooth everything. Then sift the cake flour into the mixing bowl as well.

Mix the flour into the mixer, but don't over mix it.

Step 4: Shape the Dough

At first it would look like bread crumbs. Then use your hand to press them until it became a smooth dough.

It's actually a very easy process as you can see on the right corner of first picture, I shaped a small dough very easily.

Step 5: Shape the Coffee Beans

Divided the dough into 5g small pieces, shape each one to an oval shape and then press the middle line with a tooth pick.

Step 6: Bake the Cookies

Put them into the oven which is preheated to 340°F, and bake for about 20 min.

Take them out and let them cool. They are very crispy after they cool down.

Step 7: Enjoy!

It's very tasty with the nice aroma of coffee, the shape is also very cute, so I love some of the cookies when I'm having my coffee!

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Well, I finally made these! They turned out just as cute as yours, and the recipe made about 35 little cookies. Unfortunately, I should have tasted the dough before making them, because I would have preferred them with more sugar. Mine turned out tasting like very strong, bitter black coffee. I'll try dipping the bottoms in melted chocolate and see if that helps. Also, I only had to cook mine 15 minutes until they were quite firm.

Absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to bake a bunch ;)

These look brilliant. You deserved to win. well done.

I'm having difficulty converting the quantities to the Imperial measuring system. It seems like the quantities are very small.

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I made a whole box cookies with them. One bag of instant coffee is usually 12-15g, so this is the recipe for using only one bag of instant coffee. If you think the quantities are too small, why don't double the amount of everything?

I was inquiring how many cups, tablespoons and teaspoons were equivalent to the amounts you listed in grams. I found a website which gave the following:

--45g butter = 3 tbsp. + 1 tsp.

--30g sugar powder = 1/4 cup + 1 tsp.

--10g heavy cream = 2 tsps.

--12g instant coffee powder = ?

--3g cocoa powder = 1.5 tsps.

--100g cake flour = 7/8 cup + 1.5 tsps.

But I am skeptical since I have never measured by weight when baking.

FYI a kitchen scale is very cheap, and more accurate than measuring cups. Just imagine how the error of getting 7/8 cups can affect your final product. Also you will get so stubborn when stick with measuring cups---12g instant coffee powder is exact one bag of coffee powder, you don't need a measuring cup. I highly recommend you to get a scale and you will see the consistency in your baking results.

I guess I'll have to try measuring by weight - in the spirit of culinary globalization. So, I guess you just zero the scale with some empty bowl on it and add the ingredient by bits until it reads as desired ...?

These are adorable! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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Before shaping the beans, real, edible coffee beans can be inserted inside the dough. It will be "coffeeception" :D

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I tried, coffee beans are too big for the cookies. And also, it's too bitter with coffee beans. If you want to use real beans, cover them with chocolate to balance the taste, the cookie itself is balanced already, it will be too bitter with beans inside.

What a great idea! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!

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Such a great idea! I should try these. The ask for sharing:)

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