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Mocha-Chocolate Shortbread

Posted By Vardhini On February 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am In American,Christmas,Cookies,Dessert,Eggless,Gallery,Kid Friendly,Snacks | 3 Comments

This shortbread was something that popped out all of a sudden this weekend. My son had his scouts awards program and we had to make dessert. This whole week K was brainstorming on what I could make and he suggested making a pie and some cookies. But for some reason pie seemed to be the most uninteresting thing for me this weekend and I wanted to make something that I had not baked before.
So the search continued and I narrowed it down to this shortbread since I had all the ingredients on hand and it is very very easy to make. I used half the amount of instant coffee and we all loved the shortbread. I made two batches one using the 9 inch pan and the other using the pie plate. I cut squares from one and diamonds from the other. Recipe slightly modified from MyRecipes.
Checkout this Cranberry-Pistachio shortbread that was posted during Christmas.

Another look.


Ingredients

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp instant coffee (I used Bru instant coffee)
2/3 cup butter softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Yields : 16 – 20 squares

Method
Take all purpose flour in a bowl.

Add powdered sugar.

Add instant coffee.

Mix to combine.

Add softened butter.

Add vanilla extract.

Beat on low speed until blended.

Add 1 cup chocolate chips.

Mix gently to combine.

Take the dough in an ungreased  9-inch square pan and press down with fingers to flatten.

Prick with a fork and bake in a 325F preheated oven for 20 – 30 minutes until the top is lightly browned. I had to keep it for 30 minutes.

Out of the oven. It does not look very different than the way it went in :) .

Pour the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips on top and allow to melt. I kept it back in the oven for a few minutes to help the chocolate to melt.

When the chocolate chips have melted, spread to form a layer.

Cut into squares and allow the chocolate to set before removing from the pan. I left the pan for a couple of hours and then removed the pieces.

Delicious and tasty shortbread. Serve as is or with ice cream.

Enjoy!

Sending to the following events.

Sweet Luv” at Zesty Palette.

Bake Fest #4 hosted by Anusha.

Valentine’s Special

“Love Lock with Sweets” hosted by “Killer On The Plate ” and created by Vidhya of Sweet Karam Kapi.

Let’s Cook for Valentines

Radhika’s Let’s Cook – Sweets

Love & Chocolate Fest

Bon Viviant Moments

Anjali’s Desserts Event


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