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Coffee Shortbread Cookies






1/2 cup almonds, finely ground
1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons instant coffee
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
white sugar




1 In large bowl combine almonds, flour, confectioners' sugarand coffee. Cut in the butter and mix together until well blended. Shape dough into a ball, wrap in foil or plastic and refrigerate for at least half an hour.


2 On lightly floured surface roll chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with 2 inch cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle tops with granulated sugar.


3 Bake 10-12 minutes in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven or until edges are just firm. Remove from sheet. Cool cookies on wire rack.


Makes 5 dozen


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