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Coffee Dream Bars

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup cold strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar; add beaten eggs and blend well.
  2. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and spices.
  3. Add dry ingredients alternately with cold coffee, mixing well.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup nuts. Spread in a jellyroll pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.
  6. When cooled, ice with mixture of remaining butter, confectioners' sugar and coffee.
  7. Sprinkle with more nuts, then cut into bars.

Source: Cooking With Coffee - 1995