Mocha Walnut Christmas Cookies
With a dose of mocha, this cookies will keep the kids away but have the parents reaching for more!
chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
semisweet chocolate chips, divided
finely chopped, optional
Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃).
Melt ½ cup chocolate chips over hot water or in microwave.
Stir until smooth; cool to room temperature. In small cup, dissolve coffee in boiling water; set aide.
Combine flour, soda, and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, combine butter, sugars and coffee; beat until creamy.
Add egg and melted chocolate; mix well.
Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in remaining 1½ cups chocolate chips and walnuts if using.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 10 to 12 minutes.
Let stand 2 to 3 minutes before removing from cookie sheets; cool completely.