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Coffee Chip Cookies

 Coffee Chip Cookies
"My daughter loves the subtle coffee flavor in these soft cookies," says Maurane Ramsey of Fort Wayne, Indiana. "Now that she's away at college, I send her goody boxes with these freshly baked treats inside. The recipe makes plenty for her to share with her friends."
21 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a
  • time, beating well after each addition. Combine water and coffee;
  • set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to
  • creamed mixture alternately with coffee. Stir in the chocolate
  • chips. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden around
  • the edges. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 410 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.