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Crinkled Fudge Truffle Cookies Recipe

Crinkled Fudge Truffle Cookies 
Posted by: Bev Wed, 16 Jun 2004, at 2:53 p.m.
Got this in an ad for a cooking/craft book today.

Gloria Bradfield calls this the undisputed "Queen of Cookies" because it is her most
requested recipe.

3 4-ounce bars sweet baking chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4teaspoon salt
Nonstick spray coating
Pecan halves \ (optional)
Powdered sugar (optional)

In a small saucepan heat and stir chocolate and shortening over very low heat till chocolate begins to melt. Remove from heat. Add coffee. Stir till smooth. Cool.
Beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer on medium to high speed till light and lemon colored (3 to 4 minutes). Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. On low speed beat in pecans, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt till combined.

Spray cookie sheets with nonstick coating. Drop teaspoons of dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Place a pecan half atop each cookie, if desired. Bake in a 3500 oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till just set on surface (do not over bake). Cool for 1 to 2 minutes; transfer to racks. Cool completely. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Makes 54 to 60 cookies.
Nutrition facts per cookie:75 cal., 4 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 12 mg chol., 17 mg sodium, 9 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 1 g pro. Daily Value: 0% vit. A, 0% vit. C, 0% calcium, 2% iron.

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