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Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies

Makes: 36 servings
Prep 40 mins Bake 375°F 8 mins to 10 mins
Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies
Ingredients
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/4  cup  unsweetened cocoa 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  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2  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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 36,
  • cal. (kcal) 132,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 25,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 17,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 8,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 61,
  • Potassium (mg) 36,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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