Good morning Coffee Lovers!
As easter approaches we are sharing this special recipe we found for Coffee & Chocolate Cookies! It is Gluten, Wheat and Dairy free! You can replace the eggs with chia seeds (4tbsp jellied) to make the recipe Vegan as well!
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Coffee & Chocolate Cookies!
-1 Cup of Dairy-free Margarine or Butter
-2 Cups of Gluten-free Rice Flour
-1 Cup of Gluten-free Plain White Flour
-2/3 Cup of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
-3 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
-Pinch of Salt
-1/2 Cup of Fine Caster Sugar
-4 Teaspoons of Ground Coffee
-1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
-1/2 a Cup of Almond Milk (or nut milk)
-Easter Cookie Cutters
-Dairy-free Chocolate (I used Kinnerton Dark)
-Icing Sugar or Ready to roll White icing
-Food Colouring (Pastel Colors)
Step 1- Cream together the Margarine or Butter and Sugar in a Large mixing bowl until smooth.
Step 2- Add in the Eggs & Cocoa Powder and mix together thoroughly
Step 3- In a separate bowl, mix together the Coffee and Vanilla Extract until fully dissolved and add it to the Chocolaty mixture
Step 4- Gradually add in the Flour, Salt & Baking Powder, mixing together until fully combined. Add in the Almond Milk a little at a time until the mixture comes together.
Step 5- With clean hands, kneed the mixture to form a soft ball of Dough.
Step 6- Wrap the Dough ball in Cling-film and place into the Fridge to firm up for around an hour.
Step 7- Pre-heat your Oven to 180 Degrees
Step 8- Remove the Dough from the Fridge and lightly cover your clean work-Surface with Flour to prevent the Dough from sticking (This can be really annoying if left un-floured)
Step 9- Roll out to your desired thickness and using Cookie Cutters, firmly press into the Dough and place the Shapes onto a Lined Baking tray ready for Baking.
Step 10- When you have all of the Cookies ready, pop them into the Oven and bake for around 8-10 minutes, checking them after 8 minutes.
Step 11- Remove the Cookies from the Oven and place them onto a Wire Rack to cool fully before decorating!
Once the Cookies have fully cooled, now the fun part begins....DECORATING!
Step 12- Lightly dust some Icing Sugar over your work-Surface, apply your desired Food Colouring to the White icing and Kneed.
You can always add more Color if you want a deeper finish.
To get the Marble effect icing (like you can see on the Pink Flower Cookie) apply some Food coloring to the icing, Knead only a little and then Roll out. This leaves an uneven colored piece of Icing which looks lovely and show its many wonderful shades.
Step 13- Roll out the icing and use the Cookie Cutters to cut out the Shapes.
Apply a little water to the back of the Shape and place ontop of the Cookie. Add little Eyes using Dark Chocolate and a Bamboo stick, edible Gold Glitter and Gold Leaf for a special touch!