COOKIE WINNER #11: Julie's Chocolate Spice Cookies! See all recipe's here!

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COOKIE WINNER #11: Julie's Chocolate Spice Cookies! See all recipe's here! SEE ALL RECIPES CLICK HERE for The Twelve Cookies of Christmas!

Hi Renee. This is my recipe for Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies. We love them with coffee or tea. I only make them once a year and they are delicious and perfect for a cold holiday morning with coffee. 

 

* 1 stick unsalted butter (melted)

* 1 cup sugar

* 1/2 cup baking cocoa

* 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder

* 1 tsp baking soda

* 1 tsp cinnamon 

* 1&1/4 tsp ground cloves 

* 1/2 tsp salt

* 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 

* 1 tsp rum extract

* 1 tsp vanilla extract 

* 1cup chopped raisins

* 2 Tbsp chopped fine candied orange peel

* 1 & 1/2 cups chopped walnuts 

* 3 & 1/2 cups flour

* 1/2 cup warm coffee

Combine all ingredients except flour and the coffee. Mix well.add in the flour snd coffee in increments till well mixed. Roll into bite size balls.  Bake at 350(or 325 convection bake) on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake ten minutes or till set. 

Cool thoroughly.  Then ice.

Icing: 1 cup 10 x sugar, half tsp almond extract and approx 1 Tbsp milk. Mixed.

Play around w sugar and milk ratio till you get a nice consistentcy. 

Spoon over cooled cookies.  Sprinkle with red and green course sugars while still wet. Allow icing to set. Store tightly covered. They keep for two weeks and freeze well also! Yields alot!! 

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