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Ruth Ann Galvin’s Mocha Rounds

Ruth Ann Galvin Cookies


1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon instant espresso
1 teaspoon hot coffee
½ cup shortening
½ cup sweet cream butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 cups King Arthur flour
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Melt unsweetened chocolate squares in a double-broiler over low heat.  Cool slightly. 

Dissolve the espresso in coffee, set aside.

In a large bowl beat shortening, butter and sugars; beat until fluffy.  Add the melted chocolate, egg and coffee mixture to the butter mixture and beat well.  In a separate bowl stir flour, cinnamon and salt together and add to chocolate mixture.  Cool in refrigerator until manageable.  

Using a gelato scoop (or spoon) make one-inch balls with the cookie dough, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Once the cookies have cooled dip in melted semisweet chocolate.

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