Whether you’re craving something sweet or just looking for a new recipe to shake up your holiday cookie exchange, add these sweet treats to your baking to-do list.
They have a rich dark chocolate flavor without being overly sweet and just a hint of espresso. Mmm. Coffee & chocolate packaged neatly in a cookie. Does it get any better than that? The recipe only calls for 1/2 cup of flour which is quite a bit less than your average cookie. The result is similar to a thin, chewy mocha brownie, perfect for dunking in a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.
Also good with coffee (I MEAN WHAT ISN’T?): Chocolate Crinkle Cookies or Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Cookies
Like most baked goods, these are best warm from the oven, but will last for a week in a resealable container. Oh, who am I kidding? Cookies never last a week in our house. Yours?
Recipe from The Gourmet Cookie Book, as featured in Dash Magazine
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 c. semisweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life is a great allergy-friendly brand!)
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 T. instant espresso powder
2 t. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave, melt the unsweetened chocolate, 1½ cups of the chocolate chips, and the butter, stirring until the mixture is smooth, then remove the bowl from the heat.
2. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In an electric mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until the mixture is thick and pale, then beat in the espresso powder and the vanilla.
3. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture; fold in the flour mixture, then stir in the remaining chocolate chips. Let the batter chill for several hours.
4. Drop the batter by heaping tablespoons onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or coated with cooking spray and bake for about 10 minutes, or until puffed, shiny, and cracked on top. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets, transfer to racks, and let cool completely.
Looking for instant espresso powder? King Arthur Flour makes an excellent option that gets really good reviews! You can also check your local grocery store for a brand called Medaglia D’Oro. It’s one of the best Italian coffees and is great for baking!
Looking for more delicious ways to use your instant espresso powder?
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Wondering whether these are the same delicious cookies that you roll dough balls in powdered sugar & bake? Loved those! I believe they were called Chocolate Crinkles. Mmmm!
Kate from Frugal Living NW says
These are different but those are delicious too!
Emily from Frugal Living NW says
Here’s our favorite recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: http://www.frugallivingnw.com/chocolate-crinkle-cookies-recipe/
Chucks also has that coffee for 3 something
You can get this kind of (delicious!) instant espresso at WinCo for about $3-4 usually.
Thanks for posting this, I will look for it at Winco!
Emily from Frugal Living NW says
Yes! I also use it in these muffins: http://www.frugallivingnw.com/frugal-homemaking/cappuccino-chip-muffins-with-gf-variation/ So good!