Recipes and Cooking Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies 5.0 (1) 1 Review These cake-like Italian cookies are a delicious snack. The cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, and vanilla blend perfectly in the recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on April 15, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 40 mins Bake Time: 8 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 36 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup butter 2 eggs ½ cup strong coffee, cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts 1 recipe Powdered Sugar Drizzle Powdered Sugar Drizzle 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon milk Directions 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. 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). 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. Powdered Sugar Drizzle In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 132 Calories 7g Fat 17g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 36 Calories 132 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 25mg 8% Sodium 61mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 17g 6% Total Sugars 8g Protein 2g Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 36mg 1% Folate, total 24.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.