Coffee cocktails & star biscuits

Coffee cocktails & star biscuits

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Makes 40 biscuits

Give your after-dinner coffee an edge with indulgent cream and Kahlúa

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal78
  • fat4g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.06g
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Ingredients

    For the star biscuits

    • 200g soft butter
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    • 140g caster sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 280g plain flour, plus a little extra for rolling

    For the cocktails (per person)

    • 50ml strong coffee, cooled
    • 1 tbsp Kahlúa
    • 2 tbsp double cream
    • cocoa powder, for dusting

    Method

    1. Stir together the butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla using a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour – you might need to get your hands in at the end. Tip onto a floured surface and bring together into a smooth dough.

    2. Roll out the dough – half at a time if you like – and stamp out 5-6cm stars. Keep re-rolling trimmings, and you should get about 40 biscuits. Cut out a thin triangle about 2cm long and ½cm wide at one of the indents of each star. Arrange on trays lined with baking parchment, cover with cling film and chill for 30 mins.

    3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Remove cling film and bake the biscuits for 8-12 mins until golden. Cool, then dust with icing sugar. The cooked biscuits can be frozen for up to 3 months.

    4. Mix the coffee and Kahlúa in a Martini glass. Slowly pour in the double cream over the back of a teaspoon so that it gently settles on the top of the coffee. Dust with a little cocoa and serve with a star biscuit slotted onto the glass and a plateful of Mint chocolate truffles, if you like (see 'Goes well with').

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    Comments (3)

    rachmacruss's picture

    Can you bend this recipe and serve the coffee hot so it's like an Irish coffee?

    michelle-macdougall's picture
    5

    I made the biscuits, the cocktail and the mint chocolate truffles last night as the dessert for a belated Valentine's day dinner and it was gorgeous, they all went together really well, I was trying to keep the dessert fairly light, but it didn't really work out that way, since I made the cocktails doubles and we kept eating the chocolates and cookies, but that must have meant they were really good!!

    michelle-macdougall's picture
    5

    I made the biscuits, the cocktail and the mint chocolate truffles last night as the dessert for a belated Valentine's day dinner and it was gorgeous, they all went together really well, I was trying to keep the dessert fairly light, but it didn't really work out that way, since I made the cocktails doubles and we kept eating the chocolates and cookies, but that must have meant they were really good!!

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