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Nov 16, 2006 11:31 PM

Need Bon Appetit Recipe for Cappuccino cookies

In the 1980's I found a recipe for cappuccino cookies in Bon Appetit. They are refrigerator roll cookies, and a big hit. When they bake up they looke a bit speckled. I've made them every year for thanksgiving, and cannot locate my recipe this year. Anyone remember these? Thanks for your help.

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  1. I hope that this recipe is close to the one that you lost!

    Cappuccino Cookies

    1 cup Butter, softened
    2 cups Firmly packed brown sugar
    2 tablespoons Milk
    2 tablespoons Instant coffee granules
    2 large Eggs
    1 teaspoon Rum extract
    1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
    4 cups All-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon Baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon Salt
    Chocolate sprinkles - or- melted Chocolate (optional)

    Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add sugar; beat until well blended. Heat milk in small saucepan over low heat; add coffee granules, stirring to dissolve. Add milk mixture, eggs, rum extract and vanilla to butter mixture. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed after each addition until blended.

    Shape dough into 2 logs, about 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. (Dough will be soft; sprinkle lightly with flour if too sticky to handle.) Roll logs in chocolate sprinkles, if desired, coating evenly (1/3 cup sprinkles per roll). Or, leave rolls plain and dip cookies in melted chocolate after baking. Wrap each log in plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.

    Preheat oven to 350oF. Grease cookie sheets. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. (Keep unbaked rolls and sliced cookies chilled until ready to bake.) Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Dip plain cookies in melted semisweet or white chocolate, if desired. Store in airtight container.

    Makes about 60 cookies *To dip 24 cookies, melt 1 cup chocolate chips in small saucepan over very low heat until smooth.

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      1. I know years have passed since you posted this but I just joined Chow. I was looking for the same cookie recipe and you helped me find it because you mentioned the decade it was published in. Sure enough I went to my Bon Apetite magazines from the 80's and found it!! If you still want it let me know and I'll send it to you!! Email me at and you'll have it!! Or answer me here.

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        1. re: vc2915

          vc, welcome to chowhound! I'd love the recipe if you wouldn't mind posting it. Sounds delish. Thanks!