*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Coffee Chip Drops
 
 Recipe By     : Crisco Cookies for a Year of Celebrations
 Serving Size  : 36   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Drop Cookies                     Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4  cups          light brown sugar, packed
      3/4  cup           shortening -- butter flavored
    2      tablespoons   brewed coffee -- cold
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
    1                    egg
    1 3/4  cups          all-purpose flour
    1      tablespoon    French roast coffee beans
                         --finely ground
                         --or espresso coffee beans
    1      teaspoon      salt
      3/4  teaspoon      baking soda
    1 1/2  cups          semisweet chocolate chips
      1/2  cup           milk chocolate chips
      1/2  cup           walnuts -- coarsely chopped
   36                    chocolate kisses -- unwrapped
 
      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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