Frosted Cinnamon-Mocha Cookies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- softened
2 teaspoons instant coffee (dry)
1 egg
3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate -- melted and cooled
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mocha Frosting -- (recipe follows)

1 teaspoon instant coffee (dry)
3 tablespoons hot water
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons water (2 to 3 teaspoons)

Heat oven to 350∫. Beat sugar, butter, coffee and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in chocolate. Stir in remaining ingredients except Mocha Frosting.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with Mocha Frosting.


Dissolve coffee in 3 tablespoons hot water; set aside. Melt chocolate and butter in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar, coffee mixture and 2 to 3 teaspoons water until smooth and spreadable.

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