Coffee Mug Almond Cookies

My kitchen utensils come from Tescoma

You do need the right cutters for these cookies but I think they are such a good idea, just to serve something different :). You can also cut out an incision in the dough before baking to accommodate for the cookies to hang on the rim of your mug. I these are cookies, I wanted a cakey cookie texture and used self raising flour instead of all purpose. The slighted roasted taste of the balanced almonds is delicious .

You will need :

1 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups self raising flour
Grated zest of 1/4 lemon
Blanched almonds for the top
Water to bind the dough


In a bowl place the sifted flour and butter. Rub in until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, lemon zest and mix. Add enough water, 3 spoonfuls at a time until the dough comes together and it is a good consistency.

Keep in the fridge for half an hour. Roll out on a floured surface. Cut out the cookies and press the almonds into the surface. Bake at 170 C for 20 minutes or until the surface starts to turn a golden brown. Do not overlook as you want a soft interior.

Push the cookies out of the moulds once they have cooled down. Serve.


12 responses to “Coffee Mug Almond Cookies”

  1. Those cookie cutters are so much fun!

    1. Absolutely and perfect with a cup of coffee :))

  2. Very nice Lea. I would hang so many, I’d need a straw for the coffee.
    Happy New Year from Ireland

    1. So very nice to hear from you Connor, happy happy new year, let us set a date to get some work done as discussed :)))) Since The departure of Ambassador and. Mrs. Hennessy I have not done much Irish cooking and it’s time to start again :)))

    1. Haha Elaine, they are great fun. Happy Sunday and look forward to hearing more from you 🙂

  3. So excellent. Great idea and so much fun:)

  4. Happy new year! the cookies look so cute and lovely my younger daughter would love these.

    1. yes I am sure she would love them. They are great fun 🙂 have a lovely Sunday 🙂

  5. I’ve never seen cookie cutters shaped like these– what a brilliant idea! And delicious too!!

    1. They were fun to use 🙂 have a great week 🙂

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