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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
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Directions

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  • In large bowl combine almonds, flour, confectioners' sugar and coffee. Cut in the butter and mix together until well blended. Shape dough into a ball, wrap in foil or plastic and refrigerate for at least half an hour.

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  • On lightly floured surface roll chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with 2 inch cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle tops with granulated sugar.

  • Bake 10-12 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven or until edges are just firm. Remove from sheet. Cool cookies on wire rack.

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Nutrition Facts

94 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 33 mg sodium. 9.7 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
I've been making a recipe almost identical to this for 30yrs and it's a family favourite. I normally use 4oz ground almonds, 4oz granulated sugar, 8 oz butter, 8 oz all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp instant coffee granules. Mix up the first 4 ingredients, then dissolve the coffee in 1 tsp of water, and add it in as a paste - mix it in well. Add a few drops more water if necessary. Then chill, roll out & cut, chill again, then bake at 325F. For me, no extra sugar is necessary as I like the coffee flavour to come through and I dont' like very sweet cookies! I've also made the same recipe using lemon zest and lemon juice instead of the coffee, or orange zest/juice with a tsp of cinamon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/04/2002
It was just ok. Very crumbly had to add more butter. This is very different. Read More
(13)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
I've been making a recipe almost identical to this for 30yrs and it's a family favourite. I normally use 4oz ground almonds, 4oz granulated sugar, 8 oz butter, 8 oz all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp instant coffee granules. Mix up the first 4 ingredients, then dissolve the coffee in 1 tsp of water, and add it in as a paste - mix it in well. Add a few drops more water if necessary. Then chill, roll out & cut, chill again, then bake at 325F. For me, no extra sugar is necessary as I like the coffee flavour to come through and I dont' like very sweet cookies! I've also made the same recipe using lemon zest and lemon juice instead of the coffee, or orange zest/juice with a tsp of cinamon. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
I've been making a recipe almost identical to this for 30yrs and it's a family favourite. I normally use 4oz ground almonds, 4oz granulated sugar, 8 oz butter, 8 oz all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp instant coffee granules. Mix up the first 4 ingredients, then dissolve the coffee in 1 tsp of water, and add it in as a paste - mix it in well. Add a few drops more water if necessary. Then chill, roll out & cut, chill again, then bake at 325F. For me, no extra sugar is necessary as I like the coffee flavour to come through and I dont' like very sweet cookies! I've also made the same recipe using lemon zest and lemon juice instead of the coffee, or orange zest/juice with a tsp of cinamon. Read More
(23)
Rating: 2 stars
12/04/2002
It was just ok. Very crumbly had to add more butter. This is very different. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
This recipe is great and it looks really good if you make the cookies look like coffee beans by making balls with a cut mark in the middle then dip them half in chocolate. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2004
It's a yummy recipe! There are a few things that can make it better. I had to add about 1/2 a tablespoon more of butter and I used a mixer to get everything mixed well enough. It isn't a very sweet cookie so decorate with that white sugar A LOT to cut the bitterness of unsweetened coffee. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
This recipe creates a unique cookie that is a complement to sweetened beverages such as tea or coffee. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2010
A bit bitter my coffee granules didn't manage to blend with the dough very well but still tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2018
Love this recipe - so tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2019
Super easy and super delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2018
These are wonderful and so easy to make! I only had sweetened instant coffee (with creamer in it too) so I used 3 Tbsp of that. I melted the butter before adding it and since the dough was a little greasy I added about 1/4 cup extra almond meal. Next time I might cut back on the butter (1/2 cup would probably be plenty). I could hardly stop myself from eating all the dough raw! I thought it was plenty sweet as it was so I didn't sprinkle on any extra sugar at the end. I skipped the part about chilling the dough and rolling it out; instead I just formed it into cookie-sized balls flattened them a little and placed them directly on a baking tray. The finished cookies were delicious too but nothing could quite compare with that dough! Update: I made it a second time and did everything the same except decreasing the butter to 1/2 cup. Well that ended up not being enough and at the last minute I added some coconut oil to make the dough less dry and crumbly. That worked well too (and tasted great!) but I'll probably just stick with the amount of butter the recipe calls for from now on. Anyway I brought the cookies to a brunch today and they were a big hit! Read More