Garabatos cookies

It’s almost Christmas! And though this year I won’t do anything for it, I can still share with you some last minute gift and baking ideas. My mom should’ve been a pastry chef. She enjoys (no, she LOVES) baking and preparing sweet treats so much that you can see it on her face when she’s creating something new. Last week I made some rompope cookies for them and she didn’t want to be left out so she made these cookies that she called garabatos (scribbles). Apparently there is a commercial cookie that looks just like this one, but since I haven’t bought a package of cookies in this country for years, I’m really not familiar with them. But the preparation is very simple and I am pretty sure they taste a thousand times better than the commercial ones.

Garabatos cookies

Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: Makes 12
  • **For the filling:
  • •2 TBSP instant coffee
  • •1 TBSP cream
  • •300 gr chocolate
  • **For the cookies:
  • •1 cup butter at room temperature
  • •2¼ cups flour
  • •3/4 cup sugar
  • •1 pinch of salt
  • **For the drizzle:
  • •1/4 cup chocolate
  1. In a small pan over low heat mix cream and coffee and stir constantly until it blends perfectly. Set apart.
  2. Melt chocolate over double boiler and when it's perfectly melted remove from fire.
  3. Add the cream and mix well. The chocolate will brake and form lumps. Keep mixing until it can be worked with.
  4. Mix butter, flour, sugar and salt at medium high speed in a standing mixer.
  5. Roll out the dough over a lightly floured surface. Using a 3" cookie cutter cut rounds of the dough and place them on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes and let them cool before forming the garabatos.
  7. Turn half of the cookies upside down and spread about 1 TBSP of the chocolate on them using a pastry bag. Place another cookie on top and press with your fingers very lightly to seal them together.
  8. Melt the rest of the chocolate and drizzle over the cookies. This is what gives these cookies it's name, scribbles...

Garabatos cookies

Are you ready for the holidays?
¡Buen provecho!


  • These look hopelessly addicting!

  • These were absolutely delicious and so fun to make with my son. He loved making the scribbles. I love the addition of coffee to the chocolate in the center.

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