Coffee Kisses


makes 12 pairs
1/3 cup (75 g) butter or block margarine
1 1/3 cup (5 1/2 oz) 150 g self raising (self rising) flour
1/4 cup (4 Tbls) 50 g caster sugar (superfine granulated)
1 egg yolk
1 tsp liquid coffee essence
fat for greasing

for the filling

coffee butter icing (see below)
icing sugar (confectioners sugar) for dusting (optional)

for the coffee butter icing

1 1/2 cups + 3 tbls (250 g) icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
1 stick (8 Tbsp)4 oz (100 g) butter, softened
1 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp hot water


1. Heat the oven to fairly hot, 190°C, gas mark 5.

2. Rub the fat into the flour, then stir in the sugar.

3. Mix the egg yolk with the coffee essence and use to bind the dry ingredients together to a stiff paste.

4. Roll the mixture into balls about the size of a walnut and place on a greased baking sheet.

5. Bake for 10 minutes.

6. When cooked, leave to cool on a wire rack.

7. Use the coffee butter icing (see below) to sandwich the biscuits together in pairs.

8. If liked, dust with icing sugar.

to make coffee butter icing

1. Dissolve the cocoa in 1 tbsp hot water. Cool.

2. Sift the icing sugar and add gradually to the butter with the cocoa and water, beating until the icing is smooth and of a soft spreading consistency.

What did you think?

18 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Delious but.......
posted by molly rodger rose bero carloitrewerter don ha @ 11:21AM, 4/30/08
A bit move flavor needs to be added i hope you take this in a nice way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yum yum
posted by abigail modra from prince albert @ 09:40AM, 7/19/08
Delicious recipe, thanks!
I've been serching for this recipe....thanks!
posted by Sheila Parcell Fisher @ 11:10AM, 12/04/08
Where do you buy the coffee essence??
Yummy yummy
posted by maddie heys @ 10:11AM, 12/19/08
I used to make these as a child :) i quadroupled the amount of coffee essence though, the first batch came out tasteles! i also vegan'ised them using margarine and 'no egg' powder. they came out lovely :)
Coffee essence
posted by Abigail Modra @ 12:08AM, 12/22/08
I used roughly 10 ml coffee to 15 ml water.
Coffee Kisses
posted by Seri @ 09:36AM, 3/28/09
It has to be Camp Coffee Essence, just not the same with instant coffee. Must be the chicory in it.
It takes me back...
posted by Abigail Brambilla. @ 12:45PM, 8/23/10
They taste just like how my mum used to cooks them - thank u.
Blast from the past.....
posted by Simon, Charlie and James :-) @ 06:48PM, 2/23/11
At 43 and a disabled house husband I looked this up tonight to make some with my kids tomorrow... My mum used to make them for me many moons ago... Sadly, she is no longer with us but I am looking forward to tomorrow so we can beat the half term blues and I cant wait to see how they come out..
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