Mocha Shortbread

If your kiddies still leave Santa a snack by the fireplace, make sure it’s this one. These cookies are buttery, crumbly and cocoa-licious thanks to the delectable dark chocolate icing. The secret to the coffee flavour? Incorporating a couple of tablespoons of fresh Holiday Blend ground coffee right in the dough.

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PREPARATION

  1. Sift flour and salt in a bowl. Add Holiday Blend ground coffee and mix. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl for a few minutes.
  3. Add dry ingredients and continue to beat on low speed until mixture forms a smooth ball.
  4. Divide dough in half and form two rolls 1 in. in diameter. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  6. Cut rolls into slices ¼ in. thick.
  7. Place slices about 1 in. apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before handling. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. For chocolate glaze, place chocolate and vegetable oil in a bowl. Place in micro-wave for 30 seconds at a time, blending each time, until chocolate has melted. Let cool for 10 minutes to thicken chocolate for dipping.
  10. Dip one side of cookies in chocolate and let excess drip off. Place cookies on parchment paper until chocolate has hardened.
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