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Coffee Hazelnut Crescents

Author/Submitted by: Canadian Living
Servings: 96
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

2  tsp  instant coffee granules
2  tsp  hot water
1  cup  butter
2/3  cup  sifted icing sugar
2  cups  all-purpose flour
1  cup  finely chopped hazelnuts
    or almonds
6  ounces  semisweet chocolate

Dissolve coffee in hot water; let cool. In bowl, cream together butter, icing sugar and coffee; stir in flour and nuts until well mixed. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll small pieces of dough into logs 3 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter. Shape in crescents on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 350 F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or just until edges start to brown. Let cool. In top of double boiler over simmering water, melt chocolate; dip ends of crescents into chocolate. Let dry on waxed paper.

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