Coffee Bonbons Recipe
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Coffee Bonbons Recipe

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When I first sampled this unique cookie, I decided it was the best cookie I'd ever tasted! The coffee flavor and chocolate icing make it a delightful treat at buffets and church socials. — Leitzel Malzahn, Fox Point, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 114 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Combine coffee and flour; stir into creamed mixture and mix well. Chill. Shape into 3/4-in. balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, for glaze, melt butter and chocolate together. Add melted mixture to sugar along with milk; beat until smooth. Frost cookies while still warm. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Coffee Bonbons in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p52

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2KAYZ User ID: 6509110 48284
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"These cookie are great! I make then every year for my Thanksgiving trays and always get great reviews. great flavor. I do however cut down on the cook time to about 15 min."

mills0372 User ID: 1134801 48282
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"One of my favorite cookie recipes of all times!!! I make them every Christmas...would be too dangerous to make them more often!"

Annietree User ID: 5397237 20683
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"My family loves these cookies! Make sure to use the larger instant coffee granules (like Foldgers) instead of the smaller instant coffee granules (like Via), otherwise they turn out WAY too strong, even for me (and I love coffee)."

523florida User ID: 4495018 42613
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"These cookies were OK but nothing great."

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