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Capriland’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

Yields60 ServingsPrep Time45 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

Fair Grounds newsletter editor Lynn Nichols has had this offering from Caprilands Herb Farm in Connecticut in her recipe box for years. They're deliciously spicy, with an extra holiday zing that could only come from coffee!

Caprilands Herb Farm Christmas Cookie Recipes

Cream Together:
 ½ cup shortening
 ½ cup sugar
 ½ cup molasses
 1 egg
Sift and add to above mixture:
 2 ¼ cups flour
 2 tbsp ginger
 1 tsp cinnamon
 2 tbsp anise
 1 tbsp coriander
 1 tsp ground cloves
 ¼ tsp salt
Add to above:
 6 tbsp strong brewed Cafe Campesino coffee
Dissolve and add to above:
 2 tsp baking soda
 2 tbsp hot water

Mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet, two inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Do not overbake as cookies should stay soft.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 60