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Caramel-Coffee Tassies

Yield Makes 2 dozen
Make these sweet Caramel-Coffee Tassies for a fun finger food option.

Ingredients

  • 1 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 14 oz. pkg. caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coffee liqueur or brewed coffee
  • Mocha Frosting:
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon coffee liqueur or brewed coffee

How to Make It

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

  2. Shape into 1/2-inch balls; press each into an ungreased mini muffin cup.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. Let cool.

  4. Combine caramels and milk in a saucepan over medium heat; stir frequently until melted. Remove from heat; stir in liqueur or coffee.

  5. Spoon filling into baked shells; let cool. Pipe on frosting.

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

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