Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies

These cake-like Italian cookies are a delicious snack. The cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, and vanilla blend perfectly in the recipe.

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Makes:
36 servings
Prep:
40 mins
Bake:
8 mins to 10 mins 375°F
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Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies

Ingredients
1
cup sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup butter
2
eggs
1/2
cup strong coffee, cooled
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts
1
recipe Powdered Sugar Drizzle

Directions

  1. If desired, line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cocoa, cinnamon, and cloves. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cooled coffee, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir to combine. Stir in nuts. If necessary, cover and chill dough until easy to handle (1 to 2 hours).
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls (about 1 1/4 inches in diameter). Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. (Cookies may still appear soft. Do not overbake.) Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Drizzle with icing. Let icing dry. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

From the Test Kitchen

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days. Or freeze unfrosted cookies for up to 3 months; thaw cookies and frost.

Powdered Sugar Drizzle

Ingredients

1
tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies)
    Per serving:
  • 132 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 25 mg chol.,
  • 61 mg sodium,
  • 17 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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