Mocha Cherry Cookies
Sue Martell, Princeton, Maine
St. Croix Quilters November Meeting 2012
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp. hot water
¼ cup baking cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup chopped maraschino cherries
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Melted semisweet chocolate (optional)
In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla.
Dissolve coffee granules in water; add to creamed mixture with cocoa.
Add flour and mix well.
Stir in cherries and walnuts (if desired).
Shape into 1 ¼ inch balls; roll in sugar. Place on un-greased baking sheets.
Bake at 325 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. Yield: about 3 dozen.