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Coffee crisps

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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

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