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The Peach Keeper Recipes

Oatmeal Cookies with Coffee Icing

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant or old-fashioned)

Whip butter until smooth. Stir in sugar and mix well. Stir in vanilla and eggs and mix well. Sift together flour, cinnamon and baking powder. Add to butter mixture. Stir in oats. Drop onto cookie sheet by teaspoonfuls. They spread a good bit so leave plenty of room. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

Coffee Icing
Mix 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons black coffee and mix until smooth. You may need to add more liquid to make glaze spreadable.

(From Salad in a Jar website. Click here to see the original recipe with photos.)

 

Double Chocolate Espresso Brownies

Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
14 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup espresso or strongly brewed French roast coffee, cooled
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (this can be optional)
6 ounces premium Swiss dark or milk chocolate, coarsely chopped

Coat a 13" x 9" pan with cooking spray. Line pan with aluminum foil, allowing ends to hang over short sides of pan. Tuck overlapping ends under rim on short sides. Coat foil with cooking spray; set pan aside.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Place chopped semisweet chocolate in a large bowl; set aside.

Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients in a saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar and butter melt and mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, and pour over chopped chocolate in bowl; let stand 2 minutes (do not stir).

Beat mixture at low speed of an electric mixer until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture; beat at medium speed until well blended. Stir in vanilla, walnuts, and dark chocolate.

Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake at 325 for 45 to 48 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cover brownies with overlapping foil; chill at least 2 hours.

Carefully invert brownies from pan, using overlapping foil as handles; remove foil. Invert brownies again onto a cutting board; cut into squares or diamonds.

(From Christmas with Southern Living 2000)

 

Trail Mix with Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

1 cup mix of mixed nuts, any variety
1/4 cup mini pretzels or pretzel sticks
1/4 cup dried mixed berries (cranberries, cherries, & blueberries)
1/4 cup Reese's Pieces
1/4 cup chocolate-covered coffee beans
(add more berries for a sweeter mix)