Mocha Shortbread Cookies
+ 1 c (12 oz pkg) chocolate
Salt (I leave it out)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a cup, combine instant coffee and
boiling water; stir to dissolve. Melt 1 c chocolate chips over hot
(not boiling) water; stir until smooth; remove from heat. Combine
butter, powdered sugar and coffee; beat until very smooth. Gradually
blend in flour and salt. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Roll dough
3/16" thick between two sheets of wax paper. Remove top sheet, cut
out cookies using 2" cookie cutter. Lift off wax paper and place on
ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 250 degrees for
25 minutes. Cool.
Melt 1 c chocolate chips over hot (not boiling) water; stir until
smooth. Spread slightly rounded teaspoonful of melted chocolate on
the flat side of cookie; top with second cookie. Repeat with
remaining cookies. Chill until chocolate is set.
Serve at room temperature.
Makes 18-20 sandwich cookies. VERRRRY RICH!