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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

Tips

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.

Nutrition Facts (Italian Chocolate-Spice Cookies)

132 calories; 7 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 61 mg sodium. 36 mg potassium; 17 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 2 g protein; 146 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 24 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 30 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Powdered Sugar Drizzle

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

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Reviews (1)

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  • 5 star values: 15
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
These are my all-time favorite for some reason around the holidays in my home they're a must.. Like everyone else we all add a little touch to our liking. Because of so many yummy ingredients I find myself adding double the amount of spices also walnuts AND almonds.. then right before I'm ready to roll out my dough I add 1 Cup chocolate chips and no I still end up with the same texture. Thank you for the recipe they are delicious. Kelly