Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mocha Almond Crunch Cookies

You all know about Alexis Lavine's annual painting workshops. What you might not know, is that each day at critique time workshop organizer Carolyn Roblyer surprises us with yummy treats. After tasting her Mocha Almond Crunch Cookies, I begged Carolyn for the recipe. Here it is:

Mocha Almond Crunch Cookies
1 Cup butter softened
1 Cup brown sugar packed

>Cream together

1 egg yolk
3 tsp instant coffee powder
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla

>Beat together

2 Cups flour
1/4 tsp salt

>Gradually beat into butter mixture

1 Pkg 6 oz chocolate chips

>Stir into flour butter

1/4 Cup coarsely chopped almonds

>Press dough into ungreased 15 X 10 jelly roll pan
>Sprinkle almonds evenly over dough and pat down gently
>Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes
* Watch, Burns easily!
>Break into pieces or cut into bars

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