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       Title: Cappuccino-Pistachio Shortbread
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 32 servings
  
       1    Cappuccino coffee mix;
            -0.77-oz
       1 tb Water
     3/4 c  Butter or margarine;
            -softened
     1/2 c  Powdered sugar
       2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 c  Pistachio nuts; chopped
       1 oz Semisweet chocolate
       1 ts Shortening
  
   Recipe by: Gold Medal, The Best of Holiday Baking
        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Dissolve the coffee in water in a
   medium
   bowl.  Stir in the margarine and powdered sugar. Stir in the flour and 1/2
   cup pistachios, using your hands if necessary, until a stiff dough forms.
   Divide the dough in half.  Shape each half into a ball.  Pat each ball
   into
   a 6-inch round, about 1/2-inch thick, on a lightly floured surface.  Cut
   each round into 16 wedges. Arrange the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet
   about 1/2 inch apart with the pointed ends toward the center.  Bake for
   about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.  Immediately remove from the
   cookie sheet.  Cool completely on wire racks.  Place the remaining 1/2 cup
   pistachios in a small dish.  Place the chocolate and shortening in a small
   microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on medium power for 3 to 4 minutes,
   stirring after 2 minutes, until the mixture can be stirred smooth and is
   drizzling consistency.  Dip one edge of each cookie into the chocolate,
   then into the nuts.  Place on waxed
   paper until the chocolate is firm.  Nutrition Analysis:  100 calories, 1g
   protein, 10g carbohydrate, 6g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium.
  
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