Yes, there’s no doubt about it when thinking about cookies, the ever-delicious and well-established chocolate chip cookies come to mind. These cookies are a sure treat everywhere you go, even without any special occasions.
But of course, it is also always a good idea to make some experiments with these recipes and come up with other delicious treats. One of these ideas we tried to perfect is to make cookies, out of coffee!
In this article, we’re going to make unique Coffee Crumble Cookies instead of the traditional chocolate chip cookies. What inspired us to do this is because of the famous Selecta Coffee Crumble Ice Cream.
Definitely a good idea to make when you’re trying to make your gifts or pasalubong a little bit different and special! Of course, if you are a coffee lover, as well as a cookie lover, this is perfect for you!
What are Coffee Crumble Cookies?
Before we start, let’s give you some insight about what we are about to bake! That is, in case you still don’t know what a cookie is.
A cookie is typically a baked food made out of sugar combined with flour and oil. Kind of like a small cake which is either crispy or soft. Just a short background about cookies, it has different definitions all over the world.
Here in our country, we call them cookies, but in England or in Australia, they’re called biscuits. Records say that these “small cakes” originated from Persia–now Iran, when sugar rose in popularity. They are originally made as test cakes since they are small in size.
Cookies became popular in the Philippines because of the American influence in our country. It can be found everywhere, from local stores to large markets. And everyone almost usually makes a twist to their own recipes. They are usually eaten as a snack.
And below here is our twist of the cookie recipe, made with coffee crumble! So let’s try and do that now.
How to make Coffee Crumble Cookies?
If this is your first time baking cookies, do not even sweat it, as you’ll be done after a few steps before you even know it.
First thing you’re going to do is to whip out the ingredients: softened butter, egg, and sugar. Take note that the butter needs to be softened. So it’s best to make ahead of time and put it out of the fridge earlier before you make the preparations for baking. You can also opt for melted butter if you want your cookie to be chewier.
Put these ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and combine them until it looks creamy enough. Toss in the flour, baking soda, some salt, and coffee to the bowl and mix them well until it becomes beautifully thick. Add the flour slowly if you’re not too sure about the consistency you want so it is easier to correct. Stir in the nuts and lots of chocolate afterwards.
Next step is to chill the cookie dough we’ve made recently in the fridge for about 30 minutes or longer if you feel like it. This is really important to do, so we can avoid a mess in the oven once we do the baking.
Once we’re done with the chilling, place the dough in a cookie sheet or cookie pan and preheat the oven at around 175 C. Depending on the size of the cookie you want, you can use ¼ cup dough for the big ones and about 2 tbsp of dough for the smaller ones. Roll the cookies taller rather than wider as this is proven to make the cookies thicker.
Once the cookies are ready, all that is left to do is bake them in your preheated oven. This can be for around 12 to 15 minutes, or until it looks golden brown. Also, remember that it is completely fine when the cookies seem to be very soft and undercooked even after the given time. In fact, this is a good indicator that you’re doing it right as they will still continue to bake in the sheet.
Proceed to cool them for another 5 minutes before removing them from the pan. Transfer them into a wire rack or just a clean plate and allow to cool for another 10 minutes to 30 minutes. And you now have your coffee crumble cookies!
Notes On Ingredients
You can use margarine instead of butter as a substitute if this is not available. The procedure will be the same, you will either have to soften them or melt them before doing the next step.
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Coffee Crumble Cookies
- Hand Mixer (Optional)
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 to 1 cup brown sugar, depends on your taste
- ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 pc egg
- 2-3 tbsp instant coffee
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup chopped nuts, cashew, peanuts, or walnuts
- 2 cups chocolate chunks, or 1 cup chocolate chips, your choice if dark or milk chocolate
- In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter (or margarine), egg, and sugar.
- If you have an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until creamy. You can also do this manually with a spoon.
- Add-in the flour, baking soda, salt, and coffee and mix well.
- Stir-in the nuts and chocolate.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Drop the dough into a cookie sheet/ pan. You can use ¼ cup for big cookies or 2 tbsp for smaller cookies.
- Preheat your oven to 175 C (350 F). Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet/ pan.
- Transfer to a wire rack or clean plate and allow to cool for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!