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Coffee Bean Cookies Recipe

Coffee Bean Cookies
Posted by: Bev  Tue, 7 Dec 2004, at 1:02 p.m.

2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour

Combine the coffee crystal and milk. Stir until the coffee crystals are dissolved; set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat butter and cream cheese with mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, vanilla, and milk-coffee mixture. Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add flour.

Cover and chill about 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Shape each ball into an oval. Press the thin edge of a wooden spoon or a chopstick lengthwise into the top of each oval so the resemble coffee beans. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in a 350 oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 48 cookies.

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