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Mocha Cherry Cookies Recipe

Mocha Cherry Cookies Recipe

Flecked with cherries and glistening with sugar, these dainty cookies always go over big. They're rich and tender, much like shortbread, and have a pleasant chocolate-coffee flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min./batch YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Additional sugar
  • Melted semisweet chocolate, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar and fluffy. Add vanilla. Dissolve coffee granules in water; add to creamed mixture with cocoa. Add flour and mix well. Stir in cherries and walnuts. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 20-22 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Drizzle with chocolate if desired. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 196 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.