Cookies = 44 Days of Holiday Cookies Day 20: SUPERFAST Mocha Shortbread

pressBecause WordPress is being all temperamental today and I am pressed for time and, more importantly,  nearly out of coffee, today’s recipe is for those of us who find themselves very short on time.

And holy, crap, do you see the ironing pun over there?

SUPERFAST Mexican-ish Mocha Shortbread (a clipping from the Santa Fe New Mexican, I think)

    •  1 ¼ flour                              ½ cup confectioner’s (icing) sugar
    • 2 tsp instant coffee                   1 cup softened butter
    • ½ tsp vanilla                          ¼ tsp cinnamon(the bit that makes them Mexican)
    • 1 ½ tsp cocoa powder

Cream butter sugar and beat until light and creamy. Mix flour, sugar cocoa and coffee.  Blend into butter mixture. Mix well. Press dough into an ungreased 9 inch square pan; prick dough with a fork.Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cut shortbread into squares. Cool 30 minutes before removing. Eat with an entire pot of freshly brewed Christmas blend while standing over the sink because you are in such a hurry.

Nominomness: Coffee cup&mug clipart

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