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Cappuccino Flats

If you like coffee, cinnamon, and chocolate, this 'gourmet cookie' is for you! Ever since I discovered this recipe I have been making them for my cookie trays every Christmas. They are not difficult to make but you do need to be careful when you pack them in containers for freezing that they lay flat and have a waxed paper lining between layers otherwise the chocolate tends to get a bit smudged. I find that it works better if I flash freeze them on a large pan and then pack them in containers. But smudged or not they are delicious!
I found this recipe in 'Best of Country Cookies' cookbook.
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  1. Cream butter, shortening and sugars
  2. Dissolve coffee in warm water and add to creamed mixture
  3. Add egg and melted chocolate and mix well
  4. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Dough will be sticky.
  5. Shape into two 6 inch rolls, wrapping each roll in waxed paper
  6. Refrigerate 4 hours until firm
  7. Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices and place 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets
  8. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until firm
  9. Remove cookies from pan and place on a cooling rack. 
  10. Melt chocolate and shortening on low heat in a small saucepan.
  11. Dip each cookie halfway and allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place on waxed paper to harden.
  12. Yield: 3 1/2 dozen flats


  1. Another very tempting cookie. If I keep trying all the recipes I will have to step up the exercise program.

  2. I made these years ago and lost the recipe. They are delish and I'm so glad to have the recipe again.

  3. Oh YUM....these look great and who wouldn't love all those flavors together.

  4. They look and sound heavenly! I'll be trying them out for my trays. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. ooh wow, these look yummy, can't wait to give 'em a try

  6. Those are seriously good looking cookies!!

  7. These cookies look wonderful...I love all the flavors going on so I've bookmarked this recipe! Thanks.

  8. I bet if you chopped up pecans very fine and dip the chocolae part it that it would keep it from sticking and would be awesome! Have a very Merry CHristmas!!

  9. Saw the picture and thought, hey, I know those cookies! I've made them many times for Christmas and they are wonderful. I usually used chocolate melting wafers to dip them into.

  10. Well now...those look familiar! Grin. Yummy. I love your cookie recipes...they always turn out spectacular! Perfect to serve up in trays as you suggest. Chocolate and coffee...whats not to like?!!! Oh my goodness know me and slice cookies....sigh...not so perfect. Grin.

  11. These sound so very very good. I certainly have a great appreciation for all the flavors that are in this and can imagine that when combined they are deeee-lish!! Oh, yes, I will be saving this for future reference and enjoyment!!

  12. They are delish and I'm so glad to have the recipe again.

    Work from home India

  13. i had one on tuesday.
    it was fantastic.

  14. Made a double batch of these today and they are DIVINE! I am not a coffee drinker, but I do like coffee-flavored things, so I figured they'd be to my liking. The flavor seemed very subtle when I tried the first one, but that was before they were dipped in the chocolate. After dipping, the flavor really comes out and they're fabulous! I just used Mercken's chocolate to dip them in, and it worked perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  15. Oooh, the suggestion of chopped pecans in the melting chocolate sounds good but I'll bet chopped hazelnuts would be even better!!!

  16. Made these last Christmas and will definately make them again this year. Adding the chopped pecans to the chocolate sounds wonderful. Will try them without the cinnamon this time which was suggested by the family.


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