---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
       Title: Espresso Nut Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 1 servings
       2 c  Flour
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/8 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine,softened
     1/2 c  Granulated sugar
     1/2 c  Packed brown sugar
       1    Egg
     1/2 c  Finely chopped pecans
            Or walnuts
       1 tb Instant espresso
            Or instant coffee
            Dissolved in:
       1 tb Hot water, cooled
       In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In
   large bowl cream butter well; gradually beat in sugars until light and
   fluffy. Beat in egg and espresso until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture
   until well blended; stir in nuts. Shape dough in two 2-inch diameter rolls.
   Wrap tight; chill 4 hours or until firm.
       With sharp, thin knife, using sawing motion, slice 1/4 inch thick.
   Place slices 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in
   preheated 375 degree oven 9 to 11 minutes or until slightly firm. Remove to
   racks to cool. Add optional decorations.
       Holiday Decorations Use tube icing with star tip to make Santa face and
   hat pompon, leaf tip to make hat. Give eyes sparkle with silver dragees