Saturday, October 24, 2009
Snack Spotlight: Café au Lait Bars
To craft with Jenny and Melissa is always a delight. To add café au lait bars to the evening we got together last week was my pleasure.
The texture was surprisingly light and lofty, not as dense as most cookie bars. They were best right out of the oven and still warm. Very sweet, these were also a little lighter on the coffee flavor than I'd like. I could have added more instant espresso powder, despite not really enjoying a cup of the brewed stuff on its own.
I found the recipe in The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion: The Essential Cookie Cookbook. This cookbook continues to be a winner, even if every idea is not my favorite. And despite not being my favorites, these cookie bars were still good.
(recipe posted here, though I skipped the chocolate chips and used walnuts on top.)