Low-Fat High-Flavor Coffee Cookies

September 24, 2012

Low-Fat High-Flavor Coffee Cookies

Spices, nuts and raisins give these cookies a POW of a taste sensation so that will WOW everyone … even though these are low in fat. How cool is that? Hey, be really wild and put a little dollop of this yummy Coffee Flavored Icing on each of the low-fat cookies … the fat in the icing is modest, and a little goes a long way for pure pleasure on the palate.

This recipe makes 36 cookies and about 1 cup of icing.

Low-Fat High-Flavor Coffee Cookies Ingredients:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg, well beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cloves (ground)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup brewed coffee, chilled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Coffee Flavored Icing Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar (aka powdered sugar)
2 tablespoons coffee, brewed strong and hot
1 teaspoon dry cocoa
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Low-Fat High-Flavor Cookies Coffee Directions:
Grease a baking sheet.
In a medium size bowl, cream together the shortening with the sugar.
Add beaten egg. Mix thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour and measure, then sift with the other dry ingredients: salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves.
To the sugar/shortening mixture, alternate adding the flour mixture with the cold coffee until incorporated.
Add the vanilla, raisins and nuts and mix thoroughly. Add more flour if necessary.
Using a large tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto baking sheet and bake in 400° F. oven about 15 minutes.

Coffee Flavored Icing Directions:
In a medium size bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well incorporated.
Add the hot coffee, cocoa, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth and thick.