Thursday, December 14, 2006

Heaven in a Cookie

Knitters, Coffee-drinkers, Friends.

I can't believe that I haven't shared this recipe with you all yet. Though what I'm truly sad about is that I didn't know about it until *after* sending my package to my Coffee Swap Pal. What a lovely addition this would have made! Without further ado, I present to you - my Fine Coffee Friends - Heaven in a Cookie:
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MOCHA SHORTBREAD

Yield: 25 squares or 50 triangles

Prep: 15 min., bake: 20 min., cool: 30 min.


• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

• 1/2 cup powdered sugar

• 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

• 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels, divided

• Vanilla or coffee ice cream (optional)


Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; add butter and vanilla, and beat at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Stir in 1 cup chocolate morsels.

Press dough into an ungreased 9-inch square pan; prick dough with a fork.

Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle remaining cup of morsels over top, and spread to cover as it melts. Cut shortbread into 25 (about 1 3⁄4-inch) squares; cut each square into 2 triangles if desired. Let cool 30 minutes in pan before removing. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

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I have ridiculously low willpower when these little cookies are in my home. Yet I keep making them... Ah, well. It IS December after all. Merry, merry!

4 comments:

Jodi said...

Looks fabulous! I'm planning on doing some serious baking this weekend, and I'll add this recipe to the list. Thanks!

prairiegirl said...

Ditto for me!!

Sarah

Gretchen said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Le Fleur said...

mmmm Sounds divine

I am going to give it a try.