Mocha chocolate chip cookies
Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
I think this is a really nice “grown up” sort of cookie. I found the recipe at the blog Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, and the only change I made was using a little homemade coffee extract in place of store-bought. I’ve looked for coffee extract around here before and have never found it, so this time I just googled how to make my own. (Recipe below.)
I made these to take to the teachers at my kids’ school and I think the light coffee flavor combined with the chocolate makes them a hit. I liked the hint of mocha flavor in them, but it was subtle enough that my kids liked these cookies too. I think even someone who isn’t a coffee lover would have a hard time turning these down.
Peabody’s actually looked like chocolate chip cookies, but mine ended up looking more like chocolate crinkle cookies. Go figure. They still taste mighty good, so I’m not complaining.
Recipe: Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
(I followed Peabody’s recipe.)
8 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. coffee extract (Homemade coffee extract recipe follows.)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
12 oz. mini chocolate chips
granulated sugar for rolling cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets with butter or cooking spray.
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
In another bowl, cream together sugars and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add coffee extract and vanilla extract and beat for another 30 seconds. With the mixer on low, add flour mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Roll cookies into small balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar to coat. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 6-7 minutes, or until bottom is lightly browned. (Larger cookies may take up to 10 minutes.) Leave cookies on baking sheet for a couple minutes before moving them to wire rack to cook completely. (I got 60 cookies from one batch.)
Recipe: Homemade Coffee Extract
1/2 c. boiling water
3 Tbsp. ground coffee
Pour boiling water over ground coffee and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Strain with a fine mesh strainer and use as you would coffee extract.
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