Espresso Biscuits

These mocha-flavored biscuits are the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate.

  • Yield: Makes 16
Espresso Biscuits

Photography: ANITA CALERO

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1997/1998

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground espresso beans
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees with two racks spaced evenly apart. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift together flour, cocoa, and espresso beans; set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until creamy, 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture, scraping down sides of bowl twice.

  3. Roll 2 1/2 tablespoons of dough between the palms of your hand to form a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet; repeat with remaining batter, spacing cookies two inches apart. Using a dinner fork, press tines into dough, and gently press into biscuit shape. Bake biscuits just until firm to the touch, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve these dessert biscuits with coffee ice cream.

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