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Mocha Shortbread Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1  t  Instant coffee
1  t  Boiling water
1  c  + 1 c (12 oz pkg) chocolate
3/4  c  Butter, softened
1 1/4  c  Powdered sugar
1  c  Flour
1/8  ts  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!

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