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Coffee Nut Drop Cookies Recipe

Coffee Nut Drop Cookies
Posted by:  macklinda Sat, 12 Jun 2004, at 8:23 a.m.

1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
11/4 teaspoons vanilla
11/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons coffee syrup divided (see coffee syrup recipe)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
11/2 cups sifted confectioneries sugar
2 tablespoons milk

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and one teaspoon vanilla until light.

2. Sift flour, salt and baking soda. With mixer on low speed, mix in the flour mixture alternating with 4 tablespoons of coffee syrup until well blended. Stir in pecans.

3. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls, two inches apart, onto greased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

4. In a small bowl, combine confectioneries sugar, remaining teaspoon vanilla, remaining 2 tablespoons coffee syrup and milk until smooth and consistency of a thick glaze. Spread glaze over the cooled cookies.

Yield: about 3 dozen.

Coffee Syrup:

1 cup sugar
1 cup extra strength brewed 100% Colombian Coffee
(1 1/2 cups ground coffee to 16 ounces cold water).

1. Combine sugar and coffee in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Lower heat and simmer for three minutes, stirring often.

2. Store syrup tightly covered in refrigerator, up to one month. Use to flavor milk drinks or over ice cream.

Yield: 1 cup syrup

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