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Mocha Walnut Christmas Cookies Recipe

Mocha Walnut Christmas Cookies             

2 Cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
2 Tbsp. instant coffee
2 tsp. boiling water
1 1/4 Cups flour
3/4 Cup tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts

Melt over hot (not boiling) water, 1/2 cup of the semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Stir until smooth then cool to room temperature. In small cup, dissolve the instant coffee in boiling water and set aside. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt and set that aside. In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and coffee; beat until creamy. Add the egg and melted morsels; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate morsels and walnuts. Drop by rounded measuring tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to stand 2 to 3 minutes before removing from cookie sheets and cool completely.

Makes about 24 cookies.

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