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:
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.
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!