Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pirating Trader Joe's

Recently the Oregon Family sent me a Trader Joe's care package. It was filled with wonderful things that only Trader Joe can produce. Coffee, chocolate covered almonds with a hint of salt, natural licorice, Himalayan salt. But the package also had cookies and while most items couldn't be replicated the Trader Joe's Kona Coffee Shortbread Cookies were worth a try.
  
Pirated Trader Joe's Kona Coffee Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients:
    1c butter, softened
    1/2c brown sugar
    2c flour
    2T coarsely ground coffee beans
    1c white chocolate chips or white candy melts

Instructions:
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    Cream butter and sugar. Gradually stir in the flour and coffee until combined. Knead 3 minutes.
    Roll into a 1/3-in. thick rectangle measuring 11 -in. x 8 in. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheet.
    Bake for 25 minutes or until bottom begins to brown. Cool for 5 minutes; Remove and cool completely.
    Using double boiler melt chips and dip each cookie in white chocolate on the diagonal.
    Store in airtight container.

The knitting ladies loved then as well as the NorDak Purl Gurl. They were delicious and worth adding to my list of quick and delicious treats.  Give them a try and let me know what you think!

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