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Mocha Logs

My mom made these cookies for Christmas when I was a child and now they are one of my favorite cookies to make. I often pass them out to friends during the holidays.—Gayle Tarkowski, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    12-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat butter and coffee granules for 1 minute. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Roll dough into 1/2-in.-thick logs; cut into 2-in. pieces. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Or use a cookie press fitted with a star-shaped disk to press dough into 2-in. logs 1 in. apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip ends of cookies in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Sprinkle with walnuts. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 33 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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