22 December 2012

Cappuccino Sticks



This recipe has been a family favorite for many years. It comes from an index card taped in my oldest recipe notebook.  It is written in my sister-in-law’s pretty handwriting, from a time when we were both recently married and often shared recipes when we got together.


I don’t make as many cookies at Christmastime as I used to.  Some seasons go by without me giving a thought to these wonderful cookies, laced with some of my favorite flavors.  Others go by without me being able to remember where I keep the recipe.  This year after my husband specifically asked if I would make a batch of these and after I managed to put my hands on the recipe card he suggested I put it on my blog….for safe keeping. 


If you like buttery-brown-sugar-sweetness married to the boldness of coffee and chocolate, you’ll be glad he did!



Cappuccino Sticks
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

2¼ cups flour
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon instant coffee powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup butter, at room temperature
¼ cup heavy cream
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup finely chopped nuts, toasted

In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, coffee powder, salt and baking powder. 

Add the butter and  cream.  Beat until thoroughly blended.  Cover the dough and chill, if needed, until the dough is firm enough to shape.

Preheat oven to 375F. Using a rounded teaspoonful for each, shape dough into a  3” x  ½“ logs and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. 

Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack.

Melt the chocolate chips in a small bowl.  Dip  one end of each cookie into the melted chocolate.  Shake off excess chocolate and dip into the chopped nuts, if desired. 

Great for dipping in coffee….

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Kate said...

Mmmmm...these sound delicious!

Anonymous said...

Wish you would find a way to add a
button for printing out sep.recipes without having to print everything.