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inthekitchen
Pastry Chef Peyman Esfehani The Cottage Bakery Chef / owner Peyman is the third owner of this Fort Garry bakery established in 1932 . While bread still draws loyal and new customers , Peyman ’ s wide variety of pies , pastries and cookies make this a sought-after bakeshop today . Java cookies delight with their unique pecan flavour , honey laced almond crescents strike a crisp chewy balance and airy macarons have a satisfying soft center . Each is wildly popular and sure to make a sweet statement on any plate of dainties .
Java Cookie
INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter , softened 1 / 2 cup icing sugar 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp ground espresso 1 1 / 2 cup flour 1 / 3 cup ground pecans 1 1 / 2 cup chocolate wafers , for dipping
METHOD 1 . Preheat oven to 340 ° F . 2 . In a mixing bowl , blend butter and icing sugar . 3 . Mix flour , espresso powder and ground pecans together and add to butter mixture . 4 . Mix until a firm cookie dough forms . 5 . Roll the dough into a log and put in freezer ( approx . 2 hours ) for easier cutting . 6 . Remove from freezer and cut into
1 / 8 ” thick slices . 7 . Place on baking pan lined with parchment paper . 8 . Bake for 12 – 14 minutes . 9 . Cool , then dip in melted chocolate .
Yield 3 dozen cookies
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