Thursday, February 4, 2010
Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
I thought these cookies came out pretty good. They take about 30-40 minutes to make and are only in the oven for 10-12 minutes. The only problems that I had while making them were that I forgot to buy the unsweetened chocolate that the recipe asked for, but it really didn’t make a big difference. Instead, I added some more semisweet chocolate chips and that worked out fine for me, since I don’t really like unsweetened chocolate. I also didn’t place the cookies far enough on the baking tray so a few cookies turned into one giant cookie, but I did know that was going to happen when I put the dough on the trays. I just couldn’t find my other cookie trays.
The only thing I suggest is to have all of your cooking utensils ready before you start to bake. It will prevent you from walking in circles all around your kitchen, like I had to do because I forgot to take out the spatula, baking spray, and other stuff. I also suggest making sure you have all the right ingredients and that you check to see what you already have in your house before you go to the grocery store. At the grocery store I asked my mom if we had baking powder at home and she said that we had plenty, but when we got home I found that we had plenty of baking soda, not powder but soda, and although they do create the same effect, they could ruin a recipe if switched.
3 squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped (1oz. each)
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12oz.)
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 cup 2tbsp sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Directions: (preheat oven to 350 degrees)
• In small saucepan, melt unsweetened chocolate, chocolate chips, butter, and coffee granules, stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
• In mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs for three minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, and add into chocolate mixture. Stir in extra chocolate chips(optional)
• Drop rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.