Espresso Fudgies

Need a little something special to serve at the end of a fine dinner? A little espresso and a little fudge bake themselves into sweet little packages.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Fudgies

1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate-covered espresso beans, if desired

Espresso Fudge Filling

2/3
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee (dry)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
egg

Espresso Frosting

2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons cold espresso coffee or very strong coffee
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa and the vanilla. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Press each piece in bottom and up side of small muffin cup, 1 3/4x1 inch, ungreased or lined with foil or paper baking cups.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix all Espresso Fudge Filling ingredients. Spoon about 2 teaspoons filling into each cup.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when filling is touched lightly. Cool slightly; loosen from cups with tip of knife. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix all Espresso Frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Spread cooled fudgies with frosting. Top with espresso beans.

Expert Tips

Keep a batch of these unfrosted baked gems tucked in the freezer to thaw and frost for sweet instant entertaining.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.