I have just recently developed a love for coffee. I've enjoyed drinking it occasionally for the last few years, but this past week coffee has played a key part in my happiness. :) With that in mind, I bring you to Monday evening. I was wanting to make a special batch of cookies for my friends at Somerset who I would be seeing the next morning. Sure I could make my regular old (DELICIOUS) chocolate chip cookies, but I wanted something new. Then it came to me--I wanted to create a cookie just for Debbie. She's a coffee lover to say the least, and what girl doesn't love chocolate? I let the creative juices flow and the result was coffee flavored chocolate perfection.
with just a taste of coffee.
You won't be sorry. (Well, unless you eat the whole batch because you can't help yourself.)
Yields: 3-1/2 dozen medium cookies or 18 jumbo cookies
Double Chocolate Coffee Cookies
created by adorkablerecipes.blogspot.com
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2-3 tsp finely ground coffee (more or less to taste)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup margarine or unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, coffee grounds, and cocoa powder until evenly combined.
In a large bowl beat margarine, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in one egg until thoroughly combined and scrape down sides of the bowl. Add in second egg. Beat. Mix in vanilla. In three separate additions, blend flour mixture into the creamed ingredients. Scrape sides of the bowl and blend in chocolate chips, until just combined.
Scoop batter by the tablespoonful (or a cookie scoop) onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are set and center is still soft. Let cool on baking sheet 2-3 minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
OR for JUMBO Cookies: Scoop batter by the 1/4 cup onto a baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are set and center is still soft. Let cool completely on a the baking sheet.