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I'm not sure exactly how old of a recipe this is. However, since it is hand-written, on an index card and used shortening, it appears to be pretty old.
I found a stack of hand-written recipes inside of a free cookbook I found in a bin of free books outside of a second-hand bookstore, years ago. What a score! The following recipe is a recipe from that stack... (I have re-written this recipe to make it easy to understand and make.)
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp instant coffee granules
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup nuts, chopped*
Pre-heat oven to 350*.
Line cookie sheet with non-stick foil.
Cream shortening, sugar and coffee, until light.
Add egg, flour, salt, vanilla and nuts.
Spoon by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes (tops will appear dry).
Cool and store in an air-tight container.
*Walnuts make a good choice for this recipe
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