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Coffee Bonbons Recipe

Coffee Bonbons Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 114 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Coffee Bonbons

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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."

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!"

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)."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"These cookies were OK but nothing great."

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