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Today was a lovely sunny spring day! I filled my day with all kinds off activities, like badminton, writing, planting aromatic greens, help Antoine hang a HEAVY wall decoration and of course, one of my activities was baking. I made Coffee Kisses and Shortbread filled with red fruit jam. Here it is, hope you’ll enjoy it!

Coffee Kisses

I found this recipe in an old Marabout book and tweeked it just a little (I just can’t help myself).

Ingredients;

  • For the cookies:
    • 2 tbsp warm coffee
    • 75 gr room tempered butter
    • 50 gr brown sugar
    • 125 gr self-raising flour
      • (or 121 gr of plain flour and 4 gr of baking powder)
  • For the filling:
    • 2 tbsp warm coffee
    • 1 tbsp Amaretto
    • 50 gr room tempered butter
    • 100 gr icing sugar

Process;

First start with the cookie dough because it needs to rest some in your fridge. Beat up the sugar, the butter and the coffee together in a bowl until you have a smooth paste. Progressively add your flour, I’d say one tbsp at the time so make sure you don’t have lumps of flour. By the end this will become like a cookie dough so don’t hesitate to use your hands. When everything is incorporated evenly roll your dough into a sausage, wrap it with cling film and put it in your fridge for about 15 minutes.

During the time it’s in your fridge you can turn your oven on so it can heat to 180°C. Also prepare a space on your surface and your scale. For the cookies you’ll need a baking tray lined with baking parchment.

When it’s been 15 min take the dough out and put it onto a lightly floured surface. To make equal cookies, because there’s a filling, I weigh my dough to 15 gr for each cookie. Cut slices of the dough and roll it slightly in your palm and press to make a round cookie. When you’ve filled your tray, press the dough down with the end of a fork.

Bake for 8 to 10 min in your pre-heated oven at 180°C.

While in the oven you can now make the filling; it’s easy, just throw everything into a bowl and mix with a spatula until you have a smooth paste.

When the cookies are ready (even brown color and puffed up), take them out and leave them to cool on your baking tray. When cooled down completely, fill the cookies and make beautiful coffee flavored sandwiches!

Enjoy!

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