Mocha Jumbles

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Additional sugar

Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg and water, beating until well blended. Stir in slightly cooled chocolate.

Combine flour, baking powder, coffee, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Wrap dough in waxed paper; refrigerate until firm.

Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a doughnut or round cutter. Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen.


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