Coffee Bites


These are tasty little bites of coffee and chocolate and rum (that’s optional, but why not live a little?). I started with a recipe I found in an old cookie cookbook when I was searching for a vegan treat to make this week for Weston’s girlfriend. The recipe wasn’t actually vegan, but at least it didn’t have eggs! So I figured I could work with it. Only then I made them and they tasted like I might as well have baked a mud patty. But hold on! I changed this and changed that, and added that and added this, and I kept going until I made the most delicious little vegan cookie I’ve ever tasted.

And the girlfriend approved! I could hardly wait to have her taste them. I was excited.

There are three different kinds of sugar in these cookies because one kind just isn’t enough. I restrained myself from adding even more chocolate, but you can if you want to. These are really good with coffee or ice cream or just by themselves. They’re a little addictive, sorry. You can’t eat just one. And you don’t have to be a vegan to love them. In fact, don’t even tell anyone!

Note: Be sure to read labels on margarines and chocolates to make sure they’re vegan if you’re trying to be sure of that. If you don’t care at all, then feel free to use butter!

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How to make Coffee Bites:

1 cup margarine
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 400-degrees. Beat margarine in a mixing bowl for 30 seconds. Add all the remaining ingredients except for the flour and chocolate and mix well then add the flour and chocolate; mix again. Drop by small spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle tops with sugar.

Bake at 400-degrees for 15-20 minutes, until the edges are crispy. (This cookie must be cooked crisp or the insides will be doughy.) Your baking time may vary slightly depending on how big or small you make the cookies, so keep an eye on ’em. Cool on a wire rack.

Eat in one sitting.

I’m just kidding! Maybe.

*Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

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  1. CindyP says:

    Those do sound and look good…maybe it’s the rum that does it for me?!?! So nice of you to make her some sweets! Maybe she’ll get some meat on those bones this week 😉

  2. texwisgirl says:

    Love the last part of the recipe the best! 🙂

  3. Miss Becky says:

    I love when you post a vegan recipe Suzanne, and these look delicious. thanks a lot :yes:

  4. Ramona says:

    That was sweet of you to keep trying to make his girlfriend a vegan friendly cookie.

  5. Barbee says:

    I hope all the kids recognize what a good mom you are. :yes:

  6. S. Cadigan says:

    This is my kind of cookie…chocolate, rum…yummy….
    I hope it’s big hit with the girlfriend!
    I would use butter, as I don’t have the vegan issue.
    I still love the cheesecake cookies the best,
    I have made them several times and always get raves… of course, I always let them know where the recipe came from…CITR!
    Hope Clover enjoys them as well (if there are any left)! Gingermouse59

  7. JOJO says:

    You are so kind do that for your guest. These will make a nice holiday cookie, do you think a small drizzle of dark chocolate on top would work?

  8. Rituparna says:

    These look amazing, n I can already taste them.
    Heading to the kitchen to make them now and I might just finish them off in one sitting.
    My diets gone for a toss.

  9. Denise says:

    These look like a recipe I made back in 1986. I have since lost that recipe (years ago). Thanks again! Can’t wait to make these.

  10. Sandra Daniels says:

    Only 1 ounce of semisweet chocolate? Is that correct?

  11. Sandra Daniels says:

    Great, thanks for the eggless recipe! The hens are on strike and I’m completely out of eggs!

  12. Lisabeth Olson says:

    Sandra, I have eggs in great quantities. Where do you live? I just gave away 4 dozen last night. I share!

  13. Sheila says:

    You’re right that you can’t eat just one , I made a couple of batches of these intending to give them to my neighbors for xmas gifts , I decided to try one to see how they tasted , well to make a long story short , only one neighbor got some (and there were only 5 left LOL). These things are very addicting , I’m surprised I didn’t completely ruin my diet eating all those LOL.

  14. Sheila says:

    Btw my neighbor said she never got to try them because her grandson ate them all , guess it’s a good thing I only used rum extract instead of the real thing like I wanted to LOL. (and yes she knew they had coffee in them) :).

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