11 March 2011

coffee snaps

I've been hankering for cookies.  To be precise - baking them and eating them.

So I made these.

Over the next few days, I would consume a small tower of sweet caffeine crunchiness with a touch of chew in the middle of each golden disc.  Daily.

And always with a mug of strong coffee and a touch soy milk.

Oh but I did share!  'S' took some to work to share around the office on the first day.  That was more than I could part with.

Tonight, I made a large mug of Milo and ate the last 3.

Coffee Snaps
Recipe from: Australian Women's Weekly

125g butter, softened
1 1/4 cups (275g) firmly packed brown sugar
3 teaspoon instant coffee, the stronger (like espresso) the better, granulated and not powdered
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg (size 7)
3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
3/4 cup (110g) self-raising flour

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350° F). Line cookie/oven tray with baking paper.
  2. Sift flours and instant coffee together into a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add egg and beat until just combined.
  5. Stir in sifted flours.
  6. Roll rounded teaspoons of mixture into balls and place on tray about 3cm apart.  Or you can use one of those cookie dough scooper thingy.
  7. Bake for 10min.  You can leave it for another 2mins if you like your cookie crispy all the way through.  10min will give you a cookie that's 80% crispy but with a slight chew in the middle.
  8. Stand for 5mins before transferring onto a wire rack to cool.

These'll keep for a week.   Mine didn't.  I think I need to go to Cookie Anonymous.

I've also decided that this is to-date (Nov 2011) my most successful baking attempt. So I've chosen this post for my contribution to November's Sweet New Zealand, hosted by Mairi at Toast.  Hope on over to Toast and check out all the other contributions from other Kiwi bloggers, at home or abroad.


  1. These look delicious! I love coffee, so I'm totally with the flavour here, but it's the texture that got me. Yum.

  2. Love the photos of the cookies slowly disappearing!! Mmmm!

  3. Oh yum!!! Would go perfectly with a cup of Turkish coffee! Wish I could grab one right off the plate! :)

  4. Thanks Stace! :-)

    Sheila - make some to go with your Turkish coffee! :-)

  5. Question... do you flatten the cookies before you bake them, or do you just pop them in the oven as little balls?

  6. Jane - pop them in as little balls. They flatten out as they bake. Leave a decent amount of space between each ball as they do spread out quite a bit. :-)

  7. Okay, giving these a go...

  8. Well I now have a hankering for cookies too! Thanks for the entry in to Sweet NZ :)

  9. The biggest worry to me about making these cookies is that I wouldn't have to share, since may partner won't even be in the same room with anything coffee flavoured. That's an awful lot of cookies headed straight for my hips!!

  10. @Sue - go on, make them! They won't go to your hips. Promise. Mine didn't last long enough to share! :-)

    @Mairi - my pleasure! :-)

  11. Thanks for the inspiration, Shirleen! My batch came out really well - post is on Bake Club (http://bakeclub.yolasite.com/index/coffee-snaps-by-frances)
    Cheers, Frances

    1. They're really more-ish and addictive aren't they?! Thanks for dopping by Frances and making these. :-)


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