Rating: 3.74 stars
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 35 Ratings

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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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
bake:
8 mins to 10 mins at 375°
Servings:
36
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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; total fat 7g; saturated fat 4g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 25mg; sodium 61mg; potassium 36mg; carbohydrates 17g; fiber 1g; sugar 8g; protein 2g; vitamin a 146IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 24mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

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

35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
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