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Mocha Cigars with Coffee Cream

These delicate, airy confections could even be called ladylike -- perfect for showers or luncheons.

  • Yield: Makes about 4 dozen
Mocha Cigars with Coffee Cream

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television, May 1999

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped of seeds
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • Coffee Cream

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine sugar, flour, and salt in a bowl; make a well in the center. In another bowl, combine vanilla scrapings and butter. Add vanilla butter, egg whites, and cream to sugar mixture; combine. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate chocolate. Gently fold half the chocolate into batter; reserve remaining chocolate in a small bowl. Cover batter; chill at least 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Trace a 4 1/2-inch circle onto a large, flexible plastic lid, such as one from a coffee can. Using scissors, cut lip from lid. Using a utility knife, cut out the traced circle to make a stencil.

  3. Place a Silpat on work surface. Place stencil on Silpat. Using a spatula, spread about 2 teaspoons batter to fill circle. Repeat process, making three more circles. Remove stencil; transfer Silpat to baking sheet.

  4. Transfer baking sheet to oven; bake 2 1/2 minutes. Rotate pan; bake 2 1/2 minutes more, or until golden brown. Working quickly, use a spatula to remove cookies from Silpat; roll each around the handle of a wooden spoon. Remove from spoon; let cool on wire rack. (If cookies harden before rolling, return tray to oven for 30 seconds or until pliable.)

  5. Using a pastry bag fitted with a 3/8-inch plain round pastry tip, fill with coffee cream. Pipe cream into one end of cookie until it is full. Dip each end in chocolate shavings; serve immediately.

Cook's Note

Store unfilled cookies in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Reviews (2)

  • toby greenhorn 23 May, 2013

    My wife recently joined an organization that aims to run green campaigns to curb activities that hurt the environment, which includes strictly enforcing the smoke ban on public places. Initially, it was not well-received by the public, but because of the strong support from the local government and state authorities, these green movement campaigns were implement and strictly adhered to.

  • toby greenhorn 23 May, 2013

    I recall that the reviews of these campaigns were great and they managed to win the public’s attention and support. They held a small celebration in the office, my wife made these mocha cream puffs (instead of the cigar shape) to celebrate the occasion.

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