ALMOND COFFEE CRISPS

 

December 19, 2015

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I love the taste of coffee and I like crispy things; so in the end, these wafers stole my heart—my kind of cookie every which way: not too sweet, a finish that is refreshingly bitter, with a satisfying texture—the world is right with these cookies in hand.

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MAKE THE COOKIE DOUGH

  • Everything seemed to go as instructed, but the dough was way too soft to wrap in plastic. There was no way the dough would hold any shape, so I transferred it to a bowl and refrigerated it until it was hard. I suppose the butter got too warm in the food processor, but even while I was rolling the balls, the dough was getting very soft, very fast. Hhhmm. Don’t know why.

ROLL THE DOUGH INTO BALLS

  • I weighed each portion, and got out my ruler (I hear my friends sighing) so I could have some idea of the correct size. Then I began laying out the dough on the tray: 15 or so per tray. I went back to the recipe, and Rose said to leave at least 2.5 inches between each unbaked cookie. Really?! These little cookies need that much room? I acquiesced. Thank goodness for intuition.

Baked cookies after the espresso.
Baked cookies after the espresso.

BAKE THE COOKIES

  • Wow! Shocking the transformation. Beautiful! I brushed espresso powder on the top and tasted one right away. I am in love with the bitter finish. What a winner of a cookie.

An alternate shot! Almond Coffee Crisps The Finer Cookie
An alternate shot! Almond Coffee Crisps The Finer Cookie

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  • Here's how it works: once a week, for the next two years, 25 Alpha Bakers commit to baking their way through every recipe of Rose Levy Beranbaum's newly published THE Baking Bible . Each week we post our experiences on our blog sites: our successes, our failures, our like and dislikes . The recipes are scheduled in advance so that everyone will be baking the same recipe at the same time. Unfortunately, no recipes can be shared in my Alpha Bakers posts due to publishing restrictions, but if you love to bake, THE Baking Bible is a must-have book. You can see other tutorials for the same recipe at the following link The Baking Bible Alpha Bakers at http://rosesalphabakers.blogspot.ca/
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Comments

8 Comments

Vicki   2017-01-08

Love your pictures!

Kimberlie 2017-01-08

Thanks Vicki. That's nice.

inthekitchen   2017-01-08

Your cookies (and photos) are lovely! I love the picture with your hand in it...like you're doing a card trick with cookies :)

Kimberlie 2017-01-08

I never thought of the card trick angle. For me, that shot was playful and reminded me of Mickey Mouse.

Marie   2017-01-08

It sounds like there were a number of internal conversations with Rose this week. I like that she reminded everyone to space their cookies properly. I only hope that I can channel her successfully when I make pie crust.

Patricia @ ButterYum   2017-01-08

Hi Kim - yep, our cookies are practically identical. I think I probably processed my dough too long in the food processor. I'm perfectly happy with the results though - don't even want to try to make them turn out differently so I think I'll just keep them they way they are. Lovely photos!! Patricia @ ButterYum http://www.butteryum.org/roses-alpha-bakers/2014/11/6/tbb-almond-coffee-crisps

faithy   2017-01-08

WOW! Your cookies look perfect! You have beautiful hands! :D

Kimberlie 2017-01-08

Thank you Faithy!

Mendy   2017-01-08

Wow, your cookies look really great.

Kimberlie 2017-01-08

Thank you Mendy

Michele   2017-01-08

Kim: I knew that if anyone would have nice photos it would be you!! You are so right, they really spread, didn't they!! Great post, I agree, even for a non-coffee lover, I enjoyed them very much!

Kimberlie 2017-01-08

Thank you Michele.

Glori   2017-01-08

Great pics. of the cookies! I really liked them too, so delicate. Rose was totally right about the spacing on the cookie sheet.

Kimberlie 2017-01-08

Hi Glori. It's shocking how much they spread. Spread away! Make yourself into a wafer! Just delicious.

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