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December 20, 2011

Cigar Cookies

As I write this post now, I have the smell of coffee stuck in my nose. You see, I’ve recently purchased a coffee machine and have been busy coming up with coffee-like concoctions and forcing them down my family’s throats.

Just kidding. My coffee isn’t that bad (I don’t think).

I don’t really like coffee (nor do I drink it), so it may seem a little strange that I have a coffee machine, especially since there are about a billion kitchen appliances which I really wish I had. But I’ve always fancied the idea of making my own frothy milk, even if I don’t like froth, and making cute pictures on coffee……though it may be quite a while til I figure that out.

But because of this machine, I now proper coffee in the house, for the first time ever. And this means that I will no longer have to take pictures with empty coffee cups in the background- or even as the subject, as I did with these photos.


Anyways, the real subject of the photo is, of course, the cookies, which are actually from an ice cream cone recipe I found off Adriana’s blog. I’ve wanted an ice cream cone maker (the waffle type) for ages, because I absolutely love eating waffle ice cream cones, but since they don’t really sell them in shops anymore, I was quite excited to find that you could still make ice cream cones at home!

Of course, I was a bit too lazy to roll them into nice cone shapes, and I’d intended on eating them by themselves anyway, so I shaped mine into cigars and made them smaller instead. They were light and crisp, just as I’d expected, and so delicious we pretty much finished the whole batch in a day. I’ll definitely be making ice cream cones next time I make ice cream! 🙂

Cigar Cookies

Adapted from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop via Bittersweet Baker

1/4 cup (60 ml) egg whites (about 2 large egg whites)
7 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (90 g) sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (90 g) flour
2 tablespoons (30 g) unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Combine the egg whites, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl. Stir in the salt and half of the flour. Mix in the melted butter, then stir in the rest of the flour until smooth.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a small offset spatula to spread 2 level tablespoons of batter into a circle with a diameter of 6″/15cm (I made mine smaller).Tracing circles onto the underside of the parchment will give you more even cones.

Bake one sheet (two cones) at a time (I baked ~4-6 cookies at a time since mine were smaller). Start checking after 10 minutes, but depending on your oven, the baking time will be 10-15 minutes. The cookies will be golden brown throughout, with some lighter and darker spots.

Pull the sheet out of the oven and run a thin metal spatula under a circle to loosen the edges. Quickly flip it over and roll it into a cigar shape.  Let the cookie cool slightly on the mold until it keeps its shape, then let it cool completely in a tall glass. Roll the other cone (if the cookie has cooled too much to roll, return the sheet to the oven for a minute.)

Continue to bake and roll cones with the remaining batter.

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  • Rita

    These are perfect!. I am sorry, lately I am not able to comment on your blog. I do enjoy reding you.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy!

    December 20, 2011 at 8:04 PM Reply
  • Melanie @ Melanie Cooks

    The cigars look so crispy and tasty!

    December 20, 2011 at 9:12 PM Reply
  • OohLookBel

    Those cookies look so light and crisp, delicious! And I find that the smell of fresh coffee is usually much better than actually drinking it =)

    December 20, 2011 at 11:20 PM Reply
  • Paula Yang

    The cookies look so light & awesomeee. I smell good food only :3

    December 21, 2011 at 12:03 AM Reply
  • Nic@diningwithastud

    Haha I;d eb the same. No family, they're not cones, they're used as a dipping tool 😉

    December 21, 2011 at 4:24 AM Reply
  • yummychunklet

    These look so delicate and crispy. yum!

    December 21, 2011 at 4:46 AM Reply
  • Jennifer (Delicieux)

    It's funny that you don't drink coffee but have a coffee machine. I'm the same, although the coffee machine is mainly for my fiance who can't start the day without a coffee. I do love the smell of coffee though.

    I love the look of your light cigar cookies. Perfect to eat while enjoying a coffee or a cup of tea.

    Marry Christmas!

    December 21, 2011 at 6:09 AM Reply
  • pikaNat0r

    They look amazingggg – reminds me of some CNY cookie I used to eat… a long time ago.

    Happy Christmas =]

    December 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM Reply
  • Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy

    Great technique Von! This recipe will certainly come in handy.Enjoy your shiny new coffee machine and have an excellent Christmas!

    December 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM Reply
  • Juliana

    Wow Von, these cookies look great, I love the lightness of it, and so delicate.
    Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones 🙂

    December 21, 2011 at 11:19 PM Reply
  • Amelia's De-ssert

    Hi Von, your cigar cookies looks so crispy thin. Lovely photos. Merry Christmas to you and happy holiday.

    December 22, 2011 at 9:21 AM Reply
  • Chandani Shrestha

    Oh I am already seeing myself filling these cigars with icecream and going crazy. I love coffee but can't drink it so ice cream is great alternative for me and I have always wanted to make my own cone. Thanks for the recipe Von and happy holidays. btw I have moved my blog to new location I hope I will see you there (

    December 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM Reply
  • Hellagoodbye

    Aaaw how cute, they look really tasty too!

    December 25, 2011 at 2:13 AM Reply
  • purabi naha

    Aren't these cookies fabulous? Absolutely loved them and loved your blog as well!

    December 25, 2011 at 2:38 PM Reply
  • FoodEpix

    Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

    December 27, 2011 at 4:15 AM Reply
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  • Megan Melcher

    Mine ended up like cookies and not wafers. They resemble sugar cookies 🙁

    November 6, 2013 at 7:24 PM Reply
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