Caramel-Coffee Tassies

Caramel-Coffee TassiesRecipe
Oxmoor House
In a word...delectable!


2 dozen

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 (14-oz.) pkg. caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 tablespoons coffee liqueur or brewed coffee
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk, chilled
1/2 teaspoon coffee liqueur or brewed coffee


Beat butter and cream cheese together until well blended; stir in flour. Form into a ball; chill for one hour or overnight.

Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls; press each into an ungreased mini muffin cup. Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden. Let cool.

Combine caramels and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until melted. Remove from heat; stir in liqueur or coffee. Spoon caramel filling into baked shells; let cool.

Pipe frosting onto caramel filling.

For Frosting, blend shortening and sugar together until fluffy; add evaporated milk and liqueur or coffee. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high until fluffy or about 7 to 10 minutes.