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Walnut Coffee Cookies


coffee walnut cookies doneI have a coffee addiction, a four espresso shots a day addiction. It’s the flavour and the aroma of coffee that I love and nothing other of an unsweetened espresso will satisfy my cravings. On the other hand I also love the flavour of coffee sweetened, in cakes, meringues, biscuits, mousse and ice cream. It’s impossible to give these biscuits a strong coffee punch using espresso coffee, so I buy the best instant coffee available for baking. Coffee and walnuts mmmmmm.

125 g butter, softened

1/4 cup brown sugar

¼ cup white sugar

½ cup walnuts, finely chopped

1 ½ cups self raising flour

½ cup cornflour

1 ½ tablespoons instant coffee

2 tablespoons boiling water

¼ cup milk

Walnuts pieces for decoration

Preheat oven to 170C. Line oven trays with baking paper.

Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water, then mix in the milk and allow to cool. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in the chopped walnuts and then stir in the sifted flour and the milk coffee. Roll dessertspoons full of dough into even sized balls. Press a whole walnut quarter into the top of each ball. Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes, until the cookies are firm to touch. Remove from the oven, allow to rest for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling wire. Store the cookies in an airtight container. Makes 40 cookies




About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

6 comments on “Walnut Coffee Cookies

  1. Clare W
    March 2, 2023

    Hi – thanks for posting this recipe. Please can you tell me what is the cornflour for, and when does it go in? I’m used to mixing it with a little liquid to thicken sauces , but rarely see it in baking.


    • ladyredspecs
      March 2, 2023

      Add the sifted flours together. Cornflour helps create crunchiness


      • Clare W
        March 2, 2023

        Thank you! I dissolved the cornflour using a little of the coffee liquid and added it at that stage – they are indeed delicious.


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This entry was posted on July 31, 2012 by in Baking, Cookies, sweet biscuits, Food, Sweet mouthfuls and tagged , , .
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