Coffee Crisps


1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp cold coffee (strong)
1 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp cinnamon
coffee beans (for garnish)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar.

Add the egg and cold coffee; beat well.

In another bowl, combine flour, instant coffee and cinnamon.

Gradually stir dry ingredients into the wet mix; work the last bit in by hand until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.

Roll out as thin as possible onto a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.

Place cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet and put a coffee bean in the centre of each cookie.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until slightly browned.

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