Mocha Drop Cookies #ChristmasCookies

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Mocha Drop Cookies share a hint of coffee in rich, dark chocolate.

Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee.  We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies.  Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies.  We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness!  May your holidays be sweet!

I love the taste of dark chocolate and coffee together. Hot chocolate with a shot of espresso is a real treat. Chocolate covered espresso beans are always around here too. I tried making my own but it was an epic fail. If anyone has a good recipe for coating them I’d love to hear it!

These Mocha Drop Cookies keep several days, if they last that long! Switch up the recipe and sprinkle with colored sugar or frosting for a more festive look.
Mocha Drop Cookies

Mocha Drop Cookies #ChristmasCookies

Yield: 18 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons dark cocoa
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee

Instructions

  • Combine flour, cocoa in a medium-sized bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar. Add syrup.
  • Dissolve baking soda and coffee in boiling water.add to butter mixture.
  • Add half the flour mixture at a time to the butter mix. Beat well..
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.
  • Roll pieces into 1½ inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 325 until dough sets and cookies begin to crack (about 10 minutes)
  • Move to wire rack to cool.
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Food for Thought…Do you have a favorite cookie recipe that uses coffee? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!

Enjoy Day 5 of our 12 Days of Cookies celebration!

Chocolate Mint Thumbrints from The Freshman Cook
Clint’s Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking With Carlee
Lemon Sprinkles from A Palatable Pastime
Mocha Drop Cookies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies from Family Around the Table
Pebber Nodder from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Spritz Cookies from The Chef Next Door
Tender Italian Sugar Cookies from Jolene’s Recipe Journal

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Eggnog Pie #SundaySupper

Eggnog Pie

Easy no bake Eggnog Pie made with just 5 ingredients. Mix, chill and serve!

Do you love eggnog? Maybe you just like eggnog but never had it as anything but a glassful around the holidays? If either is the case, this Sunday Supper event will shed light on new ways to enjoy that eggnog flavor!

I’m a fan of eggnog and even occasionally make my own around the holidays. I’ve even made eggnog pancakes with a spicy cranberry syrup.

Eggnog Pancakes Cranberry Syrup

For today’s Sunday Supper I was thinking about eggnog in pie. Creamy custard type filling in a traditional crust.

Eggnog Pie

I searched the net and several cookbooks for a recipe that wouldn’t turn out with a soggy crust.

This version is a combines instant vanilla pudding, eggnog and whipped cream or non-dairy frozen topping if you prefer. I use a prebaked pie crust instead of a graham cracker base.

Of course if you want to make a closer to scratch version you can use homemade pudding made with eggnog and fold in the whipped cream before it sets.

Have fun adding your own twist to this recipe. I added a touch of rum, well just because!

Eggnog Pie

Eggnog Pie #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked pie crust (purchased or homemade)
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 2/3 to 2 cups eggnog (according to pudding mix instructions)
  • 1 cup whipping cream or 8 ounces thawed cool whip type frozen topping
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • nutmeg for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream to form stiff peaks. Set aside.
  • Whisk together pudding mix and eggnog and rum extract. Fold in 1 cup whipped cream.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. Dust with nutmeg if desired.
  • Use remaining whipped cream to decorate pie.
  • Chill at least 2 hours until set.
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Thank you Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting again this week!

Enjoy all these takes on serving eggnog treats from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers!

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Lebkuchen-Spiced Molasses Cookies #IntnlCookies

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Lebkuchen German spice cookies speckled with bits of dried fruit. A soft cookie flavored with warm spices and a hint of chocolate.

Buckwheat honey gives these cookies a molasses flavor. The oil in the nut flours add a bit of moisture, keeping the cookie soft and chewy.

Welcome to the second annual International Cookie Exchange hosted
by Sarah from Curious Cuisiniere.

Today a group of cookie-loving food bloggers is
sharing recipes for cookies from around the globe. Get ready to break out your
mixing bowl, because these recipes are sure to inspire you to fill your cookie
jar with cultural treats!
You can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag
#IntnlCookies, and you can find these great recipes and more cookies from
around the world on the International
Cookie Exchange Pinterest Board
.

Lebkuchen

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Lebkuchen-Spiced Molasses Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Buckwheat honey gives these cookies a molasses flavor. The oil in the nut flours add a bit of moisture, keeping the cookie soft and chewy.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dried candied fruit
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Whisk together flours, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter and brown sugar. Add honey and egg. Add fruit.
  • Stir in dry ingredients.
  • Wrap dough in wax paper and roll to 1/2-inch thickness. Chill for at least one hour.
  • Unwrap dough and cut into 2-inch cookies. Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes until set and golden brown.
  • Cool on rack and dust cooled cookies with powdered sugar.

Notes

Adapted from Saveur.com

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Here’s the #IntnlCookies Tray…
listed in alphabetical order of the cookies’ country of origin
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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #225

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!
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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!
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On to the Party!

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