Spiced Coffee Biscuits


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Spiced golden syrup biscuits that are sliced into bars. Spiced with cinnamon and cloves then loaded with golden sultanas, these make a mean afternoon tea.


Serves: 42 

  • 130g butter
  • 1 cup (200g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) treacle or golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) warm coffee
  • 2 cups (410g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 190g sultanas

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the treacle and egg. Dissolve the bicarb soda in warm coffee; stir into the treacle mixture. Combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves; Gradually stir into the batter. Mix in sultanas. Form dough into 4 long strips lengthwise on the baking trays.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking trays, then cut each strip into bars while still warm.

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Reviews (5)


Altered ingredient amounts. These were very good-- I'd just make a few changes to make them even better! Add about 3/4 cups extra flour to make sure the dough is "dough-y" enough, and chill for half an hour before trying to shape it. Make sure the coffee is strong so you get the flavour, and I added some ginger to add a kick to it. Also, these biscuits spread and puff up, so make sure there's about 2 inches between the long strips on the biscuit sheet-- I'd use two separate sheets. - 29 Sep 2008


Thank you so very much for a recipe that really brings me back to my childhood. My mother used to buy these biscuits at for me the Danvers Port Bakery in Massachusetts as a treat! These are even better! I love love love them! What more can I say! I asked many people if they had heard of them and they had never heard of them. - 29 Sep 2008


WOW! These are FANTASTIC!!! I love hermits, but I've never made them with coffee before. Holy cow did these receive a great amount of praise from the 20 people I served a double batch to. They were all gone. A definate keeper!!! - 29 Sep 2008

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