Brazilian Coffee Cookies recipe 2: This fantastic Brazilian coffee cookie version is filled with a few of my country’s subtle culinary spices.
Who doesn’t like cookies, right?
I actually don’t remember the first time I ate a cookie. Probably too young to remember. In Brazil, when I was a boy, there weren’t too many great cookies available. Recipes were very poor in the 60’s.
The Brazilian cookie industry started to, very slowly, get more sophisticated during the mid 70’s, but, still, no enthusiasm in there. We did not know better and certainly, no one wanted us to.
The first time I laid my eyes, hands, and palate on an American cookie, was during that last period. Oh, boy, was I amazed?
Fortunately, things have developed a lot since then, but American cookies are still the best.
Following Brazilian Coffee Cookies variation with just a touch of my country.
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon and cloves, to taste
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk. Homemade, if possible
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons instant Brazilian coffee powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Beat the shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla, spices and coconut milk until fluffy.
- Stir the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and instant Brazilian coffee.
- Add to sugar blend 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 C) for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly brown.
“A cookie is a baked or cooked good that is small, flat, and sweet, usually containing flour, sugar and some type of oil or fat. It may include other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips or nuts.
In most English-speaking countries except for the US and Canada, crisp cookies are called biscuits. Chewier biscuits are sometimes called cookies even in the UK.
Cookies or biscuits may be mass-produced in factories, made in small bakeries or home-made.”
excerpted from: Cookie. (2017, January 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:22, February 10, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cookie&oldid=762654606
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