Cappuccino Flats Recipe
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Cappuccino Flats Recipe

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These coffee-flavored cookies are so delicious most people can't believe they're made in my own kitchen instead of a gourmet bakery!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
MAKES:27 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
MAKES: 27 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 191 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Dissolve coffee in water; add to creamed mixture with egg and melted chocolate until blended. Combine the flour, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (dough will be sticky). Shape into two 6-1/2-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  2. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cappuccino Flats in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p91

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"Very good! Perfect fall/winter flavor. I don't cook with shortening so I used 1/2 cup coconut oil instead. I also added 1 tsp of corn starch to the flour mixture so that the cookies will stay soft. I also used just melted chocolate chips for the "glaze" and dipped the tops of the cookies. Rather than rolling the dough and chilling for 4 hours, I just gently folded the dough into a ball of sorts in the mixing bowl and chilled for about an hour and a half, then used my cookie scoop to put the balls of dough onto the baking sheet and baked at 350 for 10 minutes. Will definitely make these again as it gets cooler."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"Love the flavors! This is a nice cookie to make ahead of time - mix, shape & refrigerate one day and then slice & bake the next. I dipped half of my batch in white chocolate just to change it up a bit. Great Recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"If you love the combination of coffee and chocolate, you will love these. They are so delicious and look just like the picture. Easy to make but so impressive."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"Absolutely one of my favorites. A sure winner!"

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