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Mocha Sugar Cookies Recipe

Mocha Sugar Cookies
Posted by: Karen Tue, 6 Jul 2004, at 5:58 a.m.

1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons instant espresso or instant coffee powder
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 (1.75- to 2-ounce) chocolate bar, coarsely grated

In mixing bowl, cream together shortening and brown and granulated sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Heat milk and stir in the instant coffee. Add to creamed mixture and mix in until well incorporated. Sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and add to creamed mixture.

Mix until well incorporated. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets well spaced apart. Press out cookie with bottom of lightly buttered glass dipped in sugar or press out with a fork.

Sprinkle lightly with grated chocolate. Bake at 375 degrees 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly before removing to wire racks. Cool completely before you store them.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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