Coffee Scroll Biscuits
You might remember coffee scrolls biscuits from your childhood. They are no longer available in the supermarkets, but you can now whip up a batch of these sweetly spiced biscuits whenever you like.
These biscuits don’t actually contain any coffee, but are perfect served with that afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Not only do they taste delicious, but they are fun to make.
There is no better way to relax in the afternoon than to sit down with a cup of tea and a homemade biscuit. Find more great biscuit recipes below:
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Ingredients in coffee scroll biscuits
Wondering exactly what ingredients go into these delicious biscuits? This is what you need to whip up a batch:
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon
- Plain flour
- Baking powder
For the icing:
- Icing sugar
- Pink food colouring
How to make homemade coffee scroll biscuits
Before making a start on the biscuit dough, first preheat the oven to 160c fan forced and line 2 x baking trays with baking paper.
Using either a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl and electric hand beaters, beat together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Beat once again until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl if needed.
Add the egg and beat once again until well combined with the other ingredients. Finally, add the plain flour, baking powder and currant, and mix until a dough forms.
On a clean floured surface, roll out the dough using a rolling pin until the dough is approximately 1/2 cm thick. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits. You should get around 24 biscuits, depending on the size of your cookie cutter. Place the biscuits on the lined baking tray.
Using 1 or 2 smaller cookie cutters, gently great round indents on the biscuits, which will make the biscuits look like a scroll. Flour the rim of the cookie cutters if they start to stick to the dough. If you don’t have cookie cutters, try using the rim of a glass or jar.
Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden. Allow to cool completely before icing.
To make the icing, simply combine the icing sugar, pink food colouring and enough water to make a thick icing. Place a small amount of the icing in the centre of each biscuit.
Coffee scroll biscuits recipe
- 125g butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup currants
For the icing
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- Pink food colouring
- Preheat the oven to 160c fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
- Add the softened butter and the brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg to the butter mixture and beat until combined. Add the egg and beat once again until well combined, scraping the sides if needed.
- Add the plain flour, baking powder and currant and mix until a dough forms.
- On a clean floured surface, roll the dough out to a thickness of approximately 1/2cm. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out approximately 24 biscuits. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking trays. Use 1 or 2 smaller cookie cutter or glasses to indent each biscuits.
- Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden. Allow to cool completely.
- To make the icing, add the icing sugar to a small bowl along with a few drops of pink food colouring and enough water to make a thick icing. Place a small amount of icing in the centre of each biscuit. Allow to set before serving.
- Store the biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature.
- If you don't have any round cookie cutters, try using drinking glasses or small jars. Dip the rim into a little plain flour to prevent it from sticking to the cookie dough.
- If you don't have a stand mixer, the dough can be made using electric hand mixers or a bowl and wooden spoon.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g