Haven't tried these yet, but they sure sound good! If you can, make a test-batch first for yourself, so you don't have any disappointments at the last minute. I imagine you could make any cookies of choice, as long as they're cooled, wrapped and refrigerated.
Coffee Bean Cookies
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 c shortening
4 oz box instant chocolate pudding (or vanilla flavor)
1/4 c white sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 c chocolate covered coffee beans
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Cream together shortening, pudding, and sugars until well blended. Add vanilla and eggs.Slowly incorporate flour mixture. Add the walnuts using your hands, it almost has the consistency of brownie dough. Roll into 1-2" balls and stuff with one or two coffee beans. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Add one or two more coffee beans in the center after baking.
Makes 32 cookies
These could be used as centerpiece or wrapped individually as gifts.
1 pkg. sugar cookie dough
30 lollipop sticks (about 4-1/2 inches long)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Slice the chilled dough into 1/4 inch thick slices and sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
On ungreased cookie sheet place the first row of slices 2 inches apart.
Place second row of slices about 5" below the first row to allow room for the lollipop sticks.
Bake cookies for 7 minutes and take the cookies from the oven. Push a lollipop stick into each cookie. Bake cookies for about 3 more minutes. Let cool.
Wrap each cookie in plastic wrap, tie with ribbon.