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       Title: Coffee Chip Drops
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
   1 1/4 c  Light brown sugar, packed
     3/4 c  Shortening; butter flavored
       2 tb Brewed coffee; cold
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       1    Egg
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
       1 tb French roast coffee beans
            Finely ground
            Or espresso coffee beans
       1 ts Salt
     3/4 ts Baking soda
   1 1/2 c  Semisweet chocolate chips
     1/2 c  Milk chocolate chips
     1/2 c  Walnuts; coarsely chopped
      36    Chocolate kisses; unwrapped
  
   Recipe by: Crisco Cookies for a Year of Celebrations
        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).
  
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