Tuesday, February 25, 2014


This is another of the cookie recipes from the little 1970 Cookie Cookbook I found in my late mother's recipe boxes.

2 cups sifted flour
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening, soft
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon imitation rum flavoring (or vanilla extract)

Sift first 5 ingredients together. Cream the shortenings together, adding the sugars while creaming.  Add egg and extract; beat until light and fluffy. Blend in dry ingredients. Wrap dough in moisture-vaporproof material; chill thoroughly. Roll out a small amount of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with fluted cookie cutter. Decorate round with pecan halves, if desired. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 min. Makes about 3 doz. cookies.

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