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Cappuccino Cookies


Cappuccino Cookies

Cappuccino Cookies

Yield

Makes about 5 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 eggs
1 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Chocolate sprinkles or melted semisweet chocolate (optional)

Preparation

  1. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add brown sugar; beat until well blended.
  2. Heat milk in small saucepan over low heat; add coffee granules, stirring to dissolve. Add milk mixture, eggs, rum extract and vanilla to butter mixture. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed after each addition until blended.
  4. Shape dough into 2 logs, about 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long. (Dough will be soft; sprinkle lightly with flour if too sticky to handle.)
  5. Roll logs in chocolate sprinkles, if desired, coating evenly (1/3 cup sprinkles per roll). Or, leave rolls plain and dip cookies in melted chocolate after baking. Wrap each log in plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. (Keep unbaked rolls and sliced cookies chilled until ready to bake.)
  7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Dip plain cookies in melted semisweet chocolate, if desired. Store in airtight container.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 51 mg
Protein 1 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Total Fat 3 g
Calories 88

Dietary Exchange

Fat 0.5
Starch 1

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