What an incredible joy it is to be back touring with Foodies Festival. Not only do I get to hang out with some of the most phenomenal chefs and bakers there are, I also get to bake and shake with the best vanilla there is! Little Pod vanilla makes the most wonderful (and real) vanilla you'll find, they also produce coffee and chocolate extract (which you will see used in so many more of my recipes you'll want me to shut up more than you already do!).
On the tour this year, I'm giving you coffee & vanilla doodles AND a coffee & vanilla cocktail - this is clearly because I love you all, and I know how much everyone needs a cocktail and a cookie; especially a cookie you can dip into your cocktail. Just call me Nigella Lawson circa 2008. Also, I now need to go back and watch her Christmas episodes. They bring me so much joy. Anyway, I digress from the importance of bringing you a recipe!
One note I have here is that you can omit the cream of tartar if you don't have it, but honestly, it does make a huge difference to the flavour - it gives these cookies such a lovely tangy quality that is so worth popping to the supermarket for the ingredient you may not have in your store cupboard.
One last word before the recipe (you've already scrolled past this I know, I know); whilst I would continue to write recipes here, I owe an incredible debt of gratitude to my darling friend Charlotte White for believing in me and indulging me and for permitting me to join the Foodies Festival family. I am eternally grateful, and praise must be given to Charlotte for hosting such a fantastic theatre at Foodies. She is a true gem.
Now, the recipe!!
100g dairy free spread (or butter if you prefer, but this must be soft / at room temperature)
100g soft light brown sugar (or a 50/50 split dark brown sugar & caster sugar)
1tsp Little Pod vanilla bean paste
1/2tsp Little Pod coffee extract *optional
200g self raising gluten free flour (I like Dove's Farm)
1/4tsp xanthan gum
3/4tsp cream of tarter
1tbsp espresso powder
1 1/2 tbsp milky coffee, cooled (I use GF oat milk here)
3 tbsp caster sugar to coat *optional
Eat and drink and, indeed, be merry!
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