Coffee Kisses.


A person who works in our laboratory was recently diagnosed with MS, (a friend of mine also has MS) so we decided to have a bake sale. Charity + Cake? What could be better.

Alas I am working at a different trust this week and couldn’t participate in the bake sale with everyone else, so I suggested that I host one in the North…. Apparently if I bake it… they will come…

So I did a variety of things, Hobnobs were of course a given, also some Bakewells, Cupcakes, Apricot Muesli Flapjack….. And Coffee Kisses.


Coffee Kisses Recipe – taken from The Great British Book of Baking by Linda Collister



175g self-raising flour

100g caster sugar

100g unsalted butter, chilled and diced

2tsp instant coffee powder

1 medium free-range egg


75g very soft unsalted butter

150g icing sugar

4tsp cocoa powder (optional)


Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/gas 3. Grease two baking trays.

Put the flour and sugar into the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter and process until it resembles fine crumbs. Dissolve the coffee in 1 tsp of hot water. Beat the egg until frothy and add to the coffee. While the food processor is running, add the coffee/egg mixture and process until the dough comes together.

Tip the dough onto a work surface and divide into 16 pieces.


With floured hands, shape each piece into a neat ball. Arrange them well apart (to allow for spreading) on the pre-prepared trays.


Bake for 12-15 minutes until light golden and firm to the touch.


Leave to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to allow to cool completely.

Make a simple buttercream by combining the ingredients and beating well. Sandwich the biscuits together in pairs…. and Done!



To be honest… I don’t like coffee, but Mr M does, and these are good. I am going to have to protect them to ensure there are some left for tomorrow!

Cake sale a go go!


One comment

  1. […] couple of weeks ago I hosted a one woman bake sale. My co-worker Safa missed out on the cakes yet again and was very sad (she has missed out on cakes […]

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