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Caramel-Coffee Tassies

In a word...delectable!

Gooseberry Patch DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: 2 dozen


  • 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
  • Frosting:
  • 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.


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Caramel-Coffee Tassies Recipe