Brazilian Coffee Cookies

Here is “A gingersnap-like cookie with real coffee flavor.”


1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons instant coffee powder


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Beat the shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla and milk until fluffy.
    3. Stir the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and instant coffee. Add to sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
    4. Shape dough in 1 inch balls. If it’s too soft, chill it for a while. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten to 1/8 inch thickness with fork or glass dipped in sugar.

      Makes about 24 cookies!  Enjoy!!