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Mini Coffee Bean Biscuits
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Recipe: Coffee Bean Biscuits from Treat Petite

Fragrant coffee shortbread is shaped into tiny oval biscuits that look exactly like lightly roasted coffee beans, and aren’t a lot bigger – the characteristic line down the middle of each ‘bean’ is marked using a cocktail stick. Pop a handful into the saucer of each guest’s cup of Java so that they can alternately crunch and sip.
Servings: 60
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins


  • 175 g unsalted butter - 6 oz, softened
  • 200 g caster sugar - 7 oz
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp espresso powder or instant coffee granules
  • 2 tbsp water - boiling
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract - 14 oz
  • 400 g plain flour


  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined. Mix the espresso powder or coffee granules with the boiling water to form a syrup. Add the coffee syrup and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Sift in the flour, then mix gently with a spoon until well combined. Form the dough into a flattened disc, wrap it in clingfilm and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Allow the dough to soften slightly at room temperature. Roll small ovals of the biscuit dough about 1 cm (½ inch) long and place them on the lined baking sheets. Press a cocktail stick horizontally along each biscuit to imprint a line down the centre to form the coffee bean shape. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for 3–5 minutes until just firm to the touch. Allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.


Recipe and image extracted with permission from Treat Petite by Fiona Pearce, published by the Ivy Press, cover price £12.99
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 2mg
Course: Biscuit
Cuisine: Baking
Keyword: biscuits, Coffee Bean Biscuits