Chocolate Glazed Espresso Walnut Bites

Ingredients

Ingredients For Cookies:

Chocolate Glaze:

Instructions

  1. In a work bowl cream butter.
  2. Add sugar and mix until butter and sugar are light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and mix in.
  4. Add flour and mix on low speed until blended.
  5. Mix in espresso and finely chopped walnuts.
  6. Tear off a 18-inch long piece of waxed paper and place on a flat surface.
  7. Place the dough in the center of the waxed paper.
  8. Gently shape the dough into a rectangle that is about 14-inches in length by 2½-inches in width.
  9. Wrap the waxed paper around the dough.
  10. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  11. Preheat oven to 325°. If you are baking more than one sheet of cookies at a time and have a convection oven use the pure convection setting and preheat to 300°.
  12. Slice the dough into ¼-inch thick slices.
  13. Place dough slices on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  14. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  15. Remove from oven
  16. Cool on racks.
  17. In a small bowl, melt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips over a double boiler.
  18. Gently spread melted chocolate over the tops of the cookies.
  19. Allow the chocolate to set up.
  20. Serve.

Comments

Makes about 3½ dozen cookies.

Be very careful when spreading the melted chocolate over the cookies; they are very delicate and will break apart if handled too roughly.

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