Coffee Bean Biscuits

In: Sweet Snacks

Submitted by Karen

  Cooking temperature: 160°C

Makes/Serves: Bitesize Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Strong Coffee
  • 75 g Butter
  • 50 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 120 g Self Raising Flour
  • 12 g Cocoa Powder
  • 25 g Cornflour

Method

  1. Cream together the butter, icing sugar and egg yolk.
  2. Mix in the coffee.
  3. Add the self-raising flour, cocoa and cornflour and combine them. It will take a while to mix together, and may look like it will be too dry, but keep mixing and it will come together.
  4. Divide the dough into balls and shape them.
  5. Bake for 12-14 mins.
For the strong coffee I used a heaped teaspoon of instant coffee powder and dissolved it in a tablespoon of boiling water. It made a very potent paste! You can use coffee flavouring if you have some.

Shaping the Dough

To make each coffee bean shape, start by rolling the dough into a ball. Then flatten it to be slightly oval. Place on a baking sheet and use a clean knife to press the line across the top. Squeeze the dough together gently. You want there to be very little gap in the line you just created. The dough will spread as it cooks and you want the line to stay quite small and not open up. Clean the knife in between each use to stop any of the dough sticking to it and getting in a mess.

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