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Mocha-Chocolate Shortbread

Yield Makes 50 triangles
Chocolate-covered shortbread is the yummy end to a wonderful meal. You're likely to have all of the ingredients for this recipe stocked in the pantry.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
  • Vanilla or coffee ice cream (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; add butter and vanilla, and beat at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Stir in 1 cup chocolate morsels.

  2. Press dough into an ungreased 9-inch square pan; prick dough with a fork.

  3. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup morsels over top, and spread to cover. Cut shortbread into 25 (about 1 3/4-inch) squares; cut each square into 2 triangles. Let cool 30 minutes in pan before removing. Serve with ice cream, if desired.