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Mud Pie Cookies
Ingredients:
Cookies:
 • 3/4 cup shortening
 • 1 1/2 cups sugar
 • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 • 2 teaspoons baking powder
 • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
 • 2 teaspoons water
 • 3 beaten eggs
 • 1 teaspoon vanilla
 • 2 cups all purpose flour
 • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Frosting:
 • 1/3 cup softened butter
 • 1 teaspoon vanilla
 • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
 • 2 tablespoons milk
 • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
 • 1 tablespoon milk
 • 1/3 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate pieces
Directions:
Cookies:
 1.  Beat shortening in a large mixing bowl with and electric mixer on medium for 30 seconds.
 2.  Add sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder then beat until combined.
 3.  Dissolve coffe crystals in water
 4.  Add coffee, eggs and vanilla then beat until combined
 5.  Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer and stir in the remaining flour and pecan with a wooden
     spoon.
 6.  Cover and chill for 1 or 2 hours (to make it easy to handle).
 7.  Preheat oven to 375 F
 8.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
 9.  Make an indentation with your thumb at the top of each cookie.
 10. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set.
 11. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
 12. Fill centers with Mud Pie frosting
Frosting:
 13. Beat 1/3 cup softened butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla with and electric mixer on medium speed for 30
     seconds.
 14. Slowly beat in 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and the first 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.
 15. Add 2 tablespoons milk.
 16. Gradually beat the second 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and enough milk (1 to 3 tablespoons) to make a
     spreading consistency.
 17. Stir in 1/3 cup of miniature semi-sweet chocolate pieces.

 

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