A crunchy sugar crust is the perfect finish to these simple, coffee-caramel flavoured cookies – ideal for dunking in a creamy latte! For a fun treat, sandwich them with decadent ice cream and freeze until firm.
Makes approx 24
- 120g butter
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp instant coffee powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1½ cups self-raising flour
- ¼ cup coffee crystals
1 Preheat oven to 175oC. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
2 In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, milk, maple syrup, coffee and vanilla, and stir over a gentle heat until sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 2 minutes, remove from the heat and cool for 20 minutes.
3 Stir in flour, then roll into balls. Place coffee crystals into a plate and press each cookie in to flatten slightly and coat with crystals. Arrange on trays and bake for 15-20 minutes until pale golden brown.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author