Espresso almond strips

Yield: 27 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Instant espresso-coffee powder
1⅓ cup Flour
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Butter; softened
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1 Egg
1 cup Walnuts; coarsely chopped
½ pack (6 oz) semisweet chocolate pieces; (1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, stir espresso powder and 1 tablespoon water until coffee dissolves. Add flour, sugar, butter, baking powder, almond extract, and egg; with mixer at low speed, beat ingredients until blended, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Stir in walnuts.

Spread dough in ungreased 9 x 9 inch baking dish. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove pan from oven to wire rack. Immediately sprinkle chocolate pieces over hot cookie; let stand 5 minutes. Evenly spread melted chocolate over top of cookie. Cool in pan on wire rack until chocolate is firm. When cold, cut into 3 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 9 bars. (abt 110 calories each) Recipe by: Tootie's Special Recipe Collection Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by LVFG53A@... (MRS IRA M DENNIS) on 7 De, c 1997

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