Italian Coffee & Chocolate Chunk Biscuits

[adapted from recipe by Mollie Thomson, Rosalba Gioffre and Sara Vignozzi from old pocket cookbook “Ciasteczka” I brought with me from Poland]

cookies with Starbucks VIA Italian Roast coffee and Rasta sheep


  • 250 g (1 bar/ 2 sticks) of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup golden caster sugar
  • ½ cup soft dark brown sugar
  • 2½ cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1½ tbs instant coffee dissolved in 2 tbs hot water (can be easily replaced with water and some other extract such as almond or orange, I used VIA Italian Roast ready brew coffee from Starbucks)
  • 64 chocolate chunks or chocolate buttons, I used 150 g bar or milk chocolate (each chocolate chunk divided across into triangle pieces), but dark or white chocolate can be used as well

Pocoyo seating on the top of cookie stack


  • round wooden mallet or spoon
  • mixing bowl
  • 4 baking trays lined with non stick Teflon sheets or baking paper

 coffee cookies cooling on the rack


  1. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy with wooden spoon or even better round wooden mallet.
  2. Then stir in salt, vanilla extract, coffee, baking powder and gradually flower.
  3. Continue stirring with wooden spoon or hands until mixture is well combined.
  4. Divide into 4 pieces, then each piece divide into 16 pieces, you should get 64 even pieces.
  5. Turn each piece into a ball and arrange about 16 or them on each baking tray, making sure there is enough room in between them.
  6. Flatten each ball with your hands, then top each biscuit with chunk of chocolate pushing them in slightly.
  7. Bake in the oven preheated to  150°C (302°F) for about 17 minutes.
  8. When biscuits are ready, remove them from the trays and let them cool down on a rack or baking paper.
  9. Place in air tight container and store up to few days.

Makes about 64 thin biscuits.


If you don’t have 4 baking trays or space in the oven, just place left over cookie dough in the fridge until first bath is finished baking.

Pocoyo and other characters captured in the photos are thanks to my 3 year old assistant who was helping me in the photo shoot ;)

Your thoughts…

  1. Beautiful cookies, i love the toy on top , just like saying keep off the cookies they are mine :-)

  2. Mmmm, tummies are rumbling for these! They sound addictive.

  3. I’m always using my daughter’s toys in my photos, too!

  4. those look so yummy! and adorable pictures!!

  5. Ooh! Coffee and chocolate–my two favorite flavors. Those sound delicious…and cute photos :D

  6. So cute, I love the chocolate chunk you put in the middle.

  7. I would love to try these sometime! Chocolate and coffee together really float my boat.

  8. margot i made this delicious biscuit for my evening tea yesterday. it tasted rili good.. my family loved it.. yummyyy. thanx a lot for sharing. planing to make this again in the weekends too :)

  9. Thank you for all comments :))))

    Nora, I’m soooo happy to hear that!
    We will be making more biscuits very soon as well, as my 3 year old daughter is in cooking mood recently… she choose recipe from the book, take it with me to the shop, we buy ingredients and then she bothers me to make it… last time she woke me up at 5.30 in the morning to make those biscuits (!)

  10. cookies look pretty tasty but i gotta be honest! it was pocoyo who made me click on your posting on foodgawker!:P

  11. BAH!!!! I died laughing when I say Pocoyo! sitting on top of the cookies! SO cute!!!!!

  12. You know me Margot just how much I adore chocolate but with coffee this takes these cookies to another level. Absolutely gorgeous :D

    Rosie x

  13. shes soo brave and m sure shes going to be a great cook like her mom ven she grow up :)

  14. Delish! Send some please?


  15. just adorable! i need that toy. :)

  16. He, he… you are a little late David ;) Cookies are long time gone!

  17. another tempting cookies recipe to try. thanks Margot.

  18. the 3-year-old has a good sense of aesthetics and composition. :)

  19. Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also

  20. I have two ‘foodie’ friends coming for lunch next week, I really cant cook for toffee but wanted to prepare something a little different. We are having pasta followed by panna cotta ice cream….and these lovely little biscuits. They seem simple to make but sound very tasty :-)
    Thanks for the recipe.

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