Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mocha Crackle Cookies

This recipe took about one hour and makes around five dozen cookies. Now the recipe had a picture along with it, and my cookies, unfortunately looked nothing like it. The picture showed the cookie to be a darker shade of brown, whereas my cookies came out a lot lighter. But it was probably because I didn’t have chocolate squares, only chocolate chips, so I had to guess at how much I needed. The picture also showed the cookies not expanding as much as mine did, but I’m still not sure why. But besides all the differences with the picture and actual cookies, they came out pretty good.

½ cup butter (no substitutes)
5 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
1 Tbsp instant coffee granules
4 eggs
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups plus 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour2 tsp baking powder
1/3 confectioner’s sugar

•In microwave or saucepan, heat butter, chocolate, and coffee until chocolate is melted; cool slightly.
•In mixing bowl, combine eggs and salt. Add sugars.
•Stir in chocolate mixture; mix well.
•Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture to form a soft dough.
•Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
•Roll dough into ¾ in. balls. Roll in confectioner’s sugar; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
•Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.