A gingersnap-like cookie with real coffee flavor.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Beat the shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla and milk until fluffy.

  • Stir the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and instant coffee. Add to sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.

  • Shape dough in 1 inch balls. If it's too soft, chill it for a while. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten to 1/8 inch thickness with fork or glass dipped in sugar.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees CV) for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

101 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 16.8g; fat 3.2g; cholesterol 7.8mg; sodium 71.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2002
I've been making these cookies for years. They work best with the flavoured powdered instant coffees. Don't cook them quite so long for a really yummy chewy cookie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2008
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. Read More
(10)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2002
I've been making these cookies for years. They work best with the flavoured powdered instant coffees. Don't cook them quite so long for a really yummy chewy cookie. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2009
3/4 cup sugar total is plenty, and it definitely needs more coffee, dissolve at least 3 tablespoons instant coffee in a little hot water so it mixes in better but leave out milk then.11 minutes baked is plenty for a nice cookie. If you leave them in a ball, dip then in sugar they will crack and they are even softer. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
These are excellent the review that said they have a subtle coffee taste is correct (I used decaf Folger's I wanted to be able to see the coffee in the cookies). I will definitely make these again next time I might try a packet of coffee powder with the Folger's crytals. I rolled mine in regular sugar and I didn't get the 'crackling' effect so maybe confectioner's sugar is what is needed to make these cookies 'crackle' on top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2008
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2008
I substituted butter for the shortening and they came out fine. I didn't have any trouble with the dough ether; they have just the right amount of coffee flavor. The texture is like a gingersnap and they go great with coffee! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2010
I made a few adjustments in this recipe based on some other suggestions - I used freshly ground coffee (about 3-4 Tblsp) and I used 1 tsp of vanilla and about 2 tsp of coffee extract. The coffee flavor is great the cookies cooked well and they are soft and chewy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2003
cookies were not as strongly flavored as i had hoped they would be - still a nice subtle suggestion of coffee. i made mine very large and very chewy rolled them in sugar before baking - perfect with a tall glass of milk. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2006
An easy to make cookie. Nothing over the top for me. Don't think I would make again. Kind of reminded me of a shortbread. I used instant espresso in hopes to intensfy the coffee flavor but it was still very mild. I'm glad I added a 1/2 cup of mini semi-sweet cookies. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2006
delish!!!!!! taste excellent with whipped cream!!! Read More
(3)
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