Saturday, November 21, 2009

these will be mine!

This time of year, is the time that I really
enjoy baking. My two favorite things
are cappuccino and shortbread cookies.
When I saw this recipe, I just knew
it had to be mine. Tonight I will be
enjoying these with a nice cappuccino!

Espresso Shortbread
Prep time: 25 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Makes 26 cookies
8 tablespoons (1 stick)
unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground espresso
½ teaspoon instant espresso
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1. Preheat the oven to 300°.
With a mixer, cream together butter, sugars,
ground espresso, instant espresso
and salt until light and fluffy,
2 to 3 minutes.
Mix in vanilla.
Slowly add flour.
Mix until no flour pockets remain.
2. Shape dough into a disk,
and wrap in plastic.
Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
3. Place dough between two pieces
of parchment or waxed paper.
Roll out into an even thickness
of a quarter inch.
Cut out cookies with a 2-inch
decorative cookie cutter.
Place on parchment-lined baking sheet,
and chill again until firm.
4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes,
until edges are set and
just turning golden.
Transfer to a rack to cool.
Update: I made these and they were delicious!
(photo & recipe via more)


Tracy said...

Yummy! I'll be over in about an hour. :-)

Gigi said...

Oh, those will be mine, too! xoxo

Cathi said...

TRACY - Where are you? :) xxoo

GIGI - I knew you would like them! xxoo

Jacqueline said...

Oh, how delicious. I can't think of anything nicer on a cold November day. XXXX

Cathi said...

JACKIE - I am pretending it's cold where I live so I am in a nesting mode. It was a bit cooler today..:) but these cookies will be the perfect movie watching treat! xxoo

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

And mine! But on second thoughts I'd better make my own, looks like you'll have a lot of people over!

Simone said...

Oooh, these sound delicious Cathi!

I am looking for something to bake today, have just been browsing my new Nigella book :)

Happy Sunday honey :)

Lori said...

All I can say is YUM!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Looks delicious! I bet you're popular at Christmas time! Tracey xx said...

I'll bet they were. I'm copying and keeping.

Simply Colette said...

Yum yum! And oh how I love snickerdoodles... :) Hope you had a great weekend Cathi!

Fifi Flowers said...

That sounds DELICIOUS!!!

koralee said... favourite is shortbread too...these look and sound amazing. I may just have to add them to my baking list. Thank you for visiting me the other day.

Christina said...

We have so much in common! Oh yes indeed.


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