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How To Make Soft, Fluffy Christmas Coffee Cookies (Bisqutes)

These are an absolute banger of a cookie that is perfect with a cup of coffee. They aren't too sweet, and they stay moist for a really long time. These were always around during the holidays in our house.

Recipe - Makes 2 dozen

1 stick margarine

¾ cup sugar

2 eggs

3 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp kosher salt


1 cup powdered sugar

A few tbsp water

Set your oven to 350f, and we'll start by mixing 1 stick of margarine with ¾ cup of sugar. Add 2 eggs along with half a cup of milk and 1 tsp of vanilla. Mix that until completely smooth, and then work in 3 cups of all purpose flour. The trick to these is getting a consistency that can be rolled, without making the final cookie too tough. We need to add just enough flour after the 3 cups to not be sticky, but that amount will depend on where you live/ the day. This is one of those old school recipes that is better by feel. Once you can pick up a little piece of dough without it completely sticking to your hands, they are ready to roll.

Remember when we were kids, and we’d make snakes from playdough? Similar thing here. Take around a tablespoon of dough and roll it between your hands to form a snake. Take the two ends and twist them around themselves two times and place this on a parchment lined sheet tray. You can use your index finger to keep a slight hole open, but ultimately, these will puff up in the oven. 

Continue this process until all your cookies have been twisted. Bake these for around 12 minutes at 350f. These are a little denser than the other cookies, so be sure to test these with a toothpick. A batch of mine took closer to 14 minutes to finish, and another took only 12. Let these cool on a rack, and we’ll make a simple powdered sugar glaze.

Mix 1 cup of powdered sugar with a few tablespoons of water, until a thick glaze is achieved. The texture is up to you, but this lends much needed moisture to the bisqutes. Another classic for my family is adding sprinkles to the glaze, makes them feel a little more fun. These are not my favorite cookies of all time, but I am always surprised at how much people seem to like them. They are simple, fluffy and satisfyingly doughy. The glaze and sprinkles make them feel like a legit treat.




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