Saturday, May 9, 2015

Food and Wine Conference #FWCon Chocolate Coffee Cookies

Wow oh wow I have been chosen as one of the Brand Ambassadors for the Orlando Food and Wine Conference July 17th-19th!  Needless to say I am over the moon excited already about meeting blogger, chef's, winemakers, public relations professionals and the many Brands who will be sharing ways to help us become more successful and of course there will be great food demos and recipe contest too!

Now something marvelous that I get to pass on to my foodie friends: if you want to join in on the Food and Wine Conference fun  I have a special promo code that will give you a $50.00 reduction on your ticket! Use promo code FWC15quark  Then let me know you are attending so we can plan on meeting up!

Did I catch your attention with the words "recipe contests"......I thought maybe so! Well Dixie Crystals Sugar has a Chocolate Dessert Recipe Contest that has some amazing and great prizes....LIKE reimbursement for your full conference pass!  So to help inspire you....I thought I'd share with you one of my family's favorite treats!

Chocolate Coffee Cookies

2  1/3 Cups Self-rising Flour
½ Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Sugar + 4 T. divided  
1 ½ t. instant coffee
½ t. salt
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter
1 Egg
1 t. Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

With an electric mixer beat butter and sugar together until light in color and fluffy.
Add the egg and continue beating on medium high 1 minute.
Add the vanilla and beat another minute.
Mix together the flour, instant coffee and salt in a separate bowl.
Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar and blend well on medium low.
Mix in the chopped pecans.
Form into two logs, cover with plastic wrap and chill well; at least two hours.

Slice about 1/4 inch thick and bake in preheated 350 degree oven about 14 minutes.

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