I have no doubt where my sweet tooth came from. My maternal grandmother LOVED sweets. I once witnessed her eat half a pumpkin pie for breakfast. She didn’t even like pumpkin!… For me, it’s a joy to bake for someone who truly enjoys it, and I sometimes find myself wishing that I could still share my latest creations with her. There are so may recipes I’ve come up with, that I know she’d go crazy for… These soft, coffee flavoured cookies would definitely be a hit with her. I can totally see her devouring them as an afternoon snack, or maybe for breakfast 😉
Vanilla Latte Cookies
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder (sift if lumpy)
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 tbsp Instant Coffee, divided *
1/2 cup Margarine
1/4 cup Shortening
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Non-Dairy Yogurt
1 tbsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Apple Cigar Vinegar
30 – 35 Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans (optional, for decoration)
Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare baking sheets.
Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of instant coffee. Set aside.
Beat the margarine and shortening until well combined. Beat in sugar and the 2 remaining tablespoons of instant coffee. Add yogurt, vanilla, and vinegar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Using a tablespoon to measure, scoop dough, place on baking sheet (2 inches apart), flatten slightly, and center a chocolate covered bean on top (if using).
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 – 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
Makes approximately 30 cookies.
* 1 tbsp of instant coffee is added to the flour mixture to add coffee flecks in the cookies.