Coffee Crisps

Rolled and Sliced Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • Pecan halves

Cream shortening and butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat until well blended. Stir in rum extract, blending well.

Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and coffee in a medium mixing bowl, stirring well. Add to creamed mixture; mix well.

Shape dough into 2 rolls, 2 inches in diameter; wrap in waxed paper, and chill 8 hours or overnight. Remove waxed paper, and cut into 1/8 inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Gently press a pecan half in center of each cookie. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.

Yield: 6 dozen.


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