Coffee Scrolls w White Chocolate Icing
Coffee Scrolls w White Chocolate Icing

Coffee Scrolls w White Chocolate Icing

There are times when I absolutely crave something sweet. During these times I am usually feeling quite fickle! I don’t want just anything sweet, there is usually a certain flavour I have in mind, but often… I can’t quite put my finger on it.  This Coffee Scroll recipe came from one of these frustrating moments. I wanted a familiar sweet flavour but I couldn’t quite pin point what.

Coffee Scrolls

Coffee Scrolls

Then it hit me, I wanted a sweet iced cookie with my coffee and it had to be a coffee scroll. Naturally once I had identified my craving nothing else would suffice.  It didn’t take me long to realise that I would have a hard time finding the old fashioned coffee scroll.  I think they were made by Nabisco in the 1980’s? I also realise that because my tasted have changed since I was a child they would need to be homemade.

Coffee Scroll Cookies

Coffee Scroll Cookies

After many trial recipes, and sorting through my “tasting memory” I came up with the recipe below.  I would love for readers to try my version of a coffee scroll and let me know how close I have come to your food memory of this cookie.

Coffee Scroll Cookies

Coffee Scroll Cookies

Coffee Scrolls w White Chocolate Icing
Recipe Type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Author: Julie
Serves: 48
A delicious favourite to have with your morning coffee.
  • Cookie
  • 3 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup small dark choc bits
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 2-3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice or 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Egg wash: 1 egg whisked into 1/4 cup milk
  • Icing
  • 375 grams white chocolate
  • Red/pink oil-based powdered food colouring (optional, available at cak
  1. Beat the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, coffee and spices until light and fluffy.
  2. Add inthe egg on low speed.
  3. Fold in the flour and baking powder until incorporated.
  4. Add currants, fold through the cookie dough.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and rest for fridge for 30 minutes in fridge.
  6. Preheat oven to 160 deg C/320 deg F.
  7. Prepare a cookie slide with baking paper.
  8. Roll out the cookie dough cut cookies with a circular cutter.
  9. Embossed the cookies with a scroll pattern.
Optional: glaze top of biscuit with egg wash.
  1. Bake at 160 deg C (320 deg F) for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on the racks.
  1. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts.
  2. Stir and repeat until chocolate completely melted and smooth.
  3. Add in a smidge of red or pink oil-based powdered food colouring.
  4. Using a teaspoon or disposable piping bag, place a blob of pink-tinted white chocolate in the centre of each cookie.

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Coffee Scroll

Coffee Scroll

So readers, do you remember the Original Coffee Scroll? Do you have these weird cravings where nothing else is going to suffice?  Let me know the lengths you have gone to satisfy a craving.

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  1. I know all about those food cravings one gets, but can’t quite figure out what would satisfy them. So when in doubt, I should just make these! These look delish, and I’d always happily consume one or two. Or more. 😉

  2. I’ve never heard of coffee scrolls before. I’m sure you got a lot of satisfaction in perfecting the recipe 🙂

  3. How yummy!

  4. Lovely cookies for morning & afternoon pick me up with a big mug of coffee! 🙂

  5. Coffee Scroll Cookies… Never taste that before.. Hope restaurants and hotels in Kiama are also serving such foods.

  6. I REMEMBER THOSE COFFEE SCROLL BISCUITS! I am guessing they were 90s given my memory isn’t so great to the 80s, but I really loved them and have also had a specific craving for them at various times over the years! Thanks for recreating them for next time that craving hits 🙂

  7. they are lovely and look delicious!

  8. How fun that you made your own!! I don’t remember these, but they sure look good. 🙂

  9. These look very pretty and I too, always like to have something sweet. I love how the icing is melted white chocolate and it looks gorgeous tinted pink xx

  10. YES! I so remember these when I was growing up…they had such a distinct taste! I was a child of the 80’s 🙂

  11. These were one of my favourite cookies when I was younger but my favourite part was the centre! I used to eat that first and leave the rest behind! 😛

  12. What gorgeous scrolls my friend, they look super delicious 😀
    And the icing especially!

    Choc Chip Uru

  13. How cute are these scrolls?! I’m craving one right now to eat with my morning coffee 🙂

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