Almond Mocha Cookie Bars

Almond Mocha Cookie Bars

Tags: Bars, Cookies, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Ready Time: 90 min
  • Yield: 3 dozen bars

Ingredients

BARS

  • Crisco® Butter Flavor No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 2/3 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 tablespoons Folgers Classic Roast® Instant Coffee Crystals
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

GLAZE

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Folgers® Instant Coffee crystals
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • SPREAD almonds on baking sheet. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring several times. Cool completely. Chop coarsely.
  • COMBINE brown sugar, shortening, coffee crystals, milk, vanilla and almond extracts in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; beat well.
  • COMBINE flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in medium bowl. Add to shortening mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and reserved almonds. Spread mixture evenly in prepared pan.
  • BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into 2 x 1 1/2-inch bars.
  • STIR coffee and hot water until dissolved; let cool slightly. Combine powdered sugar and coffee in small bowl; stir until well blended. Add additional water, a little at a time, if frosting is too thick, or add additional powdered sugar, if frosting is too thin. Drizzle glaze over bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 cookie/bar), Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 50mg, Total Carbohydrate 10g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 15g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.