Here is a recipe from our mentor mom Dixie. This treat made an appearance last week at our MOPS meeting!
Café au Lait Bars
3 large eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup instant coffee crystals, or 3 tablespoons espresso powder
¼ cup heavy cream (I actually used whole milk)
Preheat the oven to 325F. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs until light-colored and thick. Add the sugar, beating until glossy and stiff. Add the vanilla and melted butter, beating to combine. Stir in the flour and salt.
Set aside 1 ½ cups of the batter. Stir together the coffee crystals and cream and add to the remaining batter. Spread the coffee batter in the prepared pan. Spoon the reserved batter over the top, then run a knife through the two batters to marble them.
Bake the bars for 30 minutes, or until the sides just barely pull away from the edge of the pan and the center is set. Remove from the oven and cool before cutting.
NOTE: This recipe is from “The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion”. This is a great resource for cookie lovers.