Jody Tries Coffee Cake-In-A-Mug

Next time you want a little treat, try this easy recipe for a true delight with your java.

Coffee Delight Cake-In-A-Mug

Ingredients

4 Tbsp plain flour

4 Tbsp sugar

2 tsp plain Instant Coffee

1 egg

3 Tbsp milk

3 tbsp oil

2 capfulls vanilla

3-4 Tbsp assorted (optional) add-ins: coconut flakes, chocolate chips, nuts, candy bits.

Directions

Add dry ingredients to a LARGE coffee mug and mix around with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Measure into your mug the milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix well.

The last step is to fold in your choice of optional add-ins (all or some).

Place mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes (1000watts). Cake will rise above top of mug – it’s ok. Cool and eat!

Jody Tries Cappuccino-Pistachio Shortbread

Here’s a great recipe for afternoon coffee or tea with your card club or friends……

Cappuccino-Pistachio Shortbread

Ingredients

2 Tbsp cappuccino-flavored instant coffee mix

1 Tbsp water

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup chopped pistachio nuts

1 ounce semisweet baking chocolate or white baking bar (white chocolate)

1 tsp shortening

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Dissolve coffee mix in water in medium bowl. Add butter and powdered sugar. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and nuts, using hands if necessary, until stiff dough forms.

2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball. Pat each ball into 6-inch round, about 1/2 inch thick, on lightly floured surface. Cut each round into 16 wedges about 1/2 inch apart and with pointed ends toward center on ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool comletely, about 30 minutes.

4. Place chocolate and shortening in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 3 to 4 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes, until mixture can be stirred smooth and is thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over cookies. Enjoy!