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Diamants (French Diamond Cookies) - Coffee Flavored Version

Diamants (French Diamond Cookies)  - Coffee Flavored Version

Diamant cookies are beautifully coated with sparkly sugar.
Bitter coffee granules are added to coffee flavored dough.
These sablé (crumbly butter) cookies are for grown-ups.

Ingredients: About 50 - 60 cookies

Unsalted butter
80 g
Powdered sugar
35 g
☆Cake flour
110 g
☆Almond flour
20 g
Egg yolk
1
★ Instant coffee
2 teaspoons
★Boiling water
2 teaspoons
Instant coffee
1 tablespon
Granulated sugar
As needed
Flour for dusting (bread or cake flour)
As needed

Steps

1. Bring the butter to room temperature. Sift the almond and cake flours together.
2. Mix the ★ boiling water and instant coffee together to dissolve.
3. Put the butter and powdered sugar in a bowl. Beat until white and creamy.
4. Add the coffee you made at step 2 and egg yolk, and mix.
5. Mix with a spatula. Add the sifted flour and instant coffee, and mix together. When it comes together as a ball of dough, stop.
6. Dust your work surface with flour, and shape the dough into a long cylinder, about 1.5 - 2 cm in diameter. Wrap with plastic film, and rest in the refrigerator for an hour.
7. When it hardens, sprinkle granulated sugar on a tray or something, and roll the dough in the sugar to coat.
8. Slice the dough about 1cm thick.
9. Roll the sliced dough in sugar if you have time. This makes the cookies beautiful.
10. Bake in a preheated oven at 180℃ (350℉) for 15 - 20 minutes. When they are golden brown they're done. Cool on a rack.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had a strong urge to eat buttery sablé cookies! I baked coffee flavor cookies for my husband's sake, who loves coffee.