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5 from 2 votes

Coffee Kisses

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 15 biscuits
Author: Baking with Granny

Ingredients

For the Biscuits

  • 170 g Self-raising Flour
  • 85 g Caster Sugar
  • 85 g Butter or Margarine (softened)
  • 1 Free-range Egg (beaten)
  • 1 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 1 tsp Boiling Water

For the Buttercream

  • 100 g Butter or Margarine
  • 200 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 1 tsp Boiling Water

Instructions

For the Biscuits

  • Preheat your oven to 180°c (160°c for fan assisted ovens or Gas Mark 4) and line a couple of baking sheets with grease-proof paper.
  • In a mug dissolve your coffee with the boiling water, stir well and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour and sugar before rubbing in the butter/margarine with your fingers, until you get a sandy consistency.
  • Add the egg to the cooled coffee and beat with a fork. Add to the bowl and bring the ingredients together to create a soft sticky dough.
  • Roll about a teaspoon of the dough into a ball and place on your pre-lined baking sheets. Repeat with the rest of the dough to make about 30 balls, leaving some space between each as they will spread a little while baking.
  • Bake in your pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until the balls resemble small biscuits and are dry-looking on top. Leave to cool on the baking sheets for a short while before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Buttercream

  • Whilst the biscuits cool you can prepare your buttercream filling. As with the biscuits, prepare your instant coffee with the boiling water and set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix the icing sugar and butter/margarine before adding the coffee and beating until light and fluffy.
  • Either spread or pipe the icing onto half the biscuits, before sandwiching them to the remaining half.