Now I have found something very special! As you know, the Hermit is a cookie lover from way, way back. I have found a treat that not only is a cookie, but it's made with Coffee! What a deal for a coffee lover like me. I wouldn't share this with just anybody, but since you are all friends of mine, I'm going to post the recipe here. I hope you enjoy it!
1 c. soft shortening
2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. cold coffee
3 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 c. seedless raisins, soaked in 1/2 c. brandy or rum
Cream shortening and gradually beat in sugar and eggs. Stir in cold coffee. Sift together flour, soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon, mix all together and stir in raisins. Chill at least one hour. Drop rounded teaspoons on lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake in hot oven, 400 degrees, about 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 6 dozen.
I can't help but think that a fresh batch of these cookies and some just brewed coffee would be a perfect way to start the day! Tell you what...I'll bring the coffee and you bring the cookies! How's that sound, my friend?