Coffee and cookies. It’s a combination that’s been around for ages, and it just keeps getting better. Especially when you’re able to get your hands on some of the most delicious types of cookies known to man. Here are three of our favorite types, plus one more that we’ve added in because we just can’t stop eating it!
The shortbread cookie
Shortbread is a buttery biscuit that’s rich, crumbly, and melts in your mouth. It’s traditionally made with flour, sugar, and salt, but there are many variations in this basic formula. It’s often added to as well as eaten on its own; some recipes call for spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, while others have a sweetened fruit filling folded into them before baking. It can be pressed into shapes or cut into wedges after cooling.
Shortbread keeps well at room temperature or in an airtight container for several days; refrigeration will make it last even longer (but not indefinitely). If you want to keep it fresh for longer than this—for instance, if you’re making holiday cookies ahead of time—you can freeze the dough before baking instead of refrigerating it overnight after mixing everything together first so that nobody knows what happened!
The fortune cookie
The fortune cookie is a type of crisp, round, and hollow cookie that is made from a small amount of dough and a large amount of sugar. The fortune cookie is usually served with tea or coffee at Chinese restaurants. It can also be served with ice cream to create an indulgent dessert. Besides, you can go for personalized fortune cookies to step up the experience and taste even more.
The gingerbread cookie
Gingerbread cookies are such a popular holiday treat that most people probably wouldn’t think to serve them any other time of the year, but there are many reasons to bake gingerbread cookies during the rest of the year as well. For one thing, they’re delicious and spicy, with molasses-y flavors that go well with coffee or tea. They can also be decorated with icing and sprinkles to make them festive—or left plain if you want something simple. Gingerbread cookies are also often used as bases for other desserts like ice cream sandwiches or cheesecake bars.
The meringue cookie
Meringue cookies are made from egg white and sugar, making them crisp and light. You can use meringue cookies to make nests for desserts like chocolate mousse or ice cream or slice them into squares and serve them alongside coffee.
If you’re looking for a way to play with your food, there’s no better way than by crafting something out of homemade meringues! Use these tips to get started:
- Whisk egg whites until they form soft peaks (usually 30 seconds).
- Fold in powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is glossy and holds its shape when you lift the whisk out of it.
- Transfer the meringue mixture into a piping bag fitted with a round tip (or simply cut off the corner). Pipe mini nests on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; let dry overnight so that they become crispy.
So, if you’re looking for a delicious snack or dessert to serve with your coffee, consider one of these five tasty options. They are all easy to make and will surely delight your guests on any occasion.