It was one of those days where I woke up thinking of chocolate… yes this happens often. Â A little morning and a little chocolate so why not a coffee and chocolate combination. Â I found thisÂ recipe onÂ PetiteKitchenesseÂ a few months ago and marked it because these cookies looked magnificent and theÂ ingredientsÂ were simple. Â And WOW were these gooey chocolate espresso cookies goodÂ especiallyÂ if you undercook them a touch and add a little vanillaÂ ice cream.
Â Chocolate Espresso Cookies
- 2â…” cups (around 16 oz.) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 4 tablespoons of butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 1â…“ cups of granulated sugar
- Â 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Â½ cup of all-purpose flour
- Â½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon espresso
- 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350Â° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler, stirring occasionally, until a smooth mixture forms. Â While chocolate and butter are melting, combine eggs, vanilla, and sugar in a large bowl and set aside. Â Sift together flour, baking powder, and espresso. Â Beat chocolate and butter into the egg mixture until well combined. Â Gradually stir in flour mixture until a smooth batter forms. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Â Your batter should be rather runny, like brownie batter. Â Drop tablespoons of batter on to your parchment paperâ€“lined cookie sheet. Give them a little space, because they will spread out.
Bake for 8â€“10 minutes, or until they are firm on the outside.
Here is my home made double boiler – just a glass bowl over a pot of water. Â Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth.
Combine eggs, vanilla, and sugar in a large bowl and set aside.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and espresso.
Drop tablespoons of batter on to your parchment paperâ€“lined cookie sheet.
I rolled the extra dough into balls to freeze. Â To do this I let the dough firm up in the freezer for and hour and then rolled them out. Â This way I get a freshÂ gooeyÂ cookieÂ every timeÂ I have a craving!
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