Crisp coffee cookies

Yield: 5 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Instant coffee granules
1 tablespoon Milk
½ cup Shortening
¼ cup Unsalted butter, softened
½ cup Granulated sugar
½ cup Packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 large Egg
2 cups All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Baking powder
\N \N Granulated sugar
\N \N CHOCOLATE GLAZE
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Baking cocoa
2 tablespoons Water
1⅓ cup Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Dissolve coffee granules in milk. Mix shortening, butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, vanilla, egg and coffee mixture in a large bowl. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

Shape dough by teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten to ¼-inch thickness with greased bottom of a glass dipped into granulated sugar.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet, cool completely on a wire rack. When completely cooled drizzle with Chocolate Glaze.

Chocolate Glaze: Heat butter, cocoa and water over low heat, stirring occasionally, until margarine is melted. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth.

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