Coffee Cookies

A fun and simple recipe for coffee cookies... Using fair trade ingredients, these treats have a taste-good and feel-good factor to them.

Ingredients for a perfect coffee biscuit base To make 25 of these delicious coffee-filled biscuits for the family to enjoy, you will need the following ingredients: 

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For the cookies

  • 1 tbsp fair trade instant coffee
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 heaped cup of fair trade caster sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 90 grams butter

For the icing

  • 450g icing sugar
  • 8 tbs milk
  • Food colouring paste
  • And all the edible glitter you want!


Simply mix the hot water and instant coffee together.
In another bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together.
Beat the butter and sugar together in a separate bowl.
Now is the time to mix everything together. Add your coffee and butter mixture into the flour bowl and mix until a smooth dough is formed
Shape the cookies to be whatever you want! If made small, this recipe can create 25 adorable biscuits or go wild with your favourite cookie cutters. For those wanting to get extra creative, make a small hole near the edge of your biscuit and once baked, thread a ribbon through it to make a cute ‘Number One Dad’ medal! The choice is yours
After placing on a baking tray, put them into a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 160C
Once done, leave your biscuits on a cooling rack to cool before adding the icing
While waiting for your biscuits to rise in the oven, you can prepare the icing, Stir together the icing sugar and milk until a smooth texture is created, then. Depending on how colourful you want your biscuits to be, divide the icing into separate bowls and add in the food colourings.
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