Mocha Chips ‘n’ Bits – another gem from my Great American Cookie Cookbook!
Could be made with or without the coconut.
Some people might be seeing these under their Christmas tree this year!
1 cup butter flavor shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbl milk
1 tbl instant coffee
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 tbl unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup coconut
1. Heat oven to 375. Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooking cookies
2. Combine shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar, milk, instant coffee and vanilla in a bowl. Beat until blended. Beat in eggs.
3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix into creamed mixtre until “just” blended. Stir in chips and cocnut. Drip rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool.
Yields: 3 1/2 dozen cookies.