Coffee Chip Drops
Author/Submitted by: Crisco Cookies for a Year of Celebrations
light brown sugar, packed
French roast coffee beans
--or espresso coffee beans
semisweet chocolate chips
milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees; place sheets of foil on
countertop for cooling cookies. Place the brown sugar,
shortening, coffee and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
Beat on medium speed of an electric mixer until blended.
Add the egg; beat well. Combine the flour, ground coffee,
salt and baking soda. Add to the shortening mixture; beat
on low speed just until blended. Stir in the chocolate
chips and walnuts. Drop the dough by rounded measuring
tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake one baking sheet at a time for 8 to 10 minutes, or
until the cookies are lightly browned and just set. Do no
overbake. Place 1 candy in the center of each cookie. Cool
for 2 minutes on the baking sheet. Remove the cookies to
the foil to cool completely. Penny Halsey (ATBN65B).