Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Coffee Shortbread Recipe

My Christmas cookie recipe for today. Megan's other favourite cookie, coffee shortbread.  I found this recipe years ago in a magazine at my sisters. I have baked it every year since. The instructions are very abbreviated... I copied it out quickly.

Coffee Shortbread

1 cup butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp. instant coffee powder
1 tbsp. water
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup ground almonds

Cream together butter and sugar. 
Dissolve coffee powder in water, and beat into creamed mixture. Add almond extract. Combine flours and almonds and stir into creamed mixture.
Roll out to 1/2" thickness, cut with your favourite cookie cutter. I use a small fluted round cutter. Prick cookie top with a fork, you may  sprinkle the top with coarse sugar. Bake at 375° F for 25 to 30 minutes.. watch for colour. They should stay pale and not brown. Cool on a rack, and store in a tightly covered container.


loscann said...

mmm, coffee and shortbread! what a delicious combination!

Anonymous said...

five... you make me drool more than anyone else I know. DEEElicious!