Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I love the combination of Chocolate and Coffee and I found it in a new cookie recipe from RecipeZaar. I'm not usually excited about making cookies because they take more time than baking brownies or other bars (and my time is precious, people!), but these little gems gave me a new-found love for baking cookies!
CAFE NOIR CHOCOLATE COOKIES
3 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped
2 cups Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, cut into pieces
3 large Eggs
1 cup Sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons finely ground Dark Roast Coffee Beans
3/4 cup Flour
1/3 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp. Salt
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet, or line with parchment paper.
In a double boiler or heat-proof bowl set in a sauce pan of simmering water, melt Unsweetened Chocolate, 1 cup of Chocolate Chips and Butter; stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, beat Eggs, Sugar and Coffee on high speed until thick and pale and ribbons form when beaters are lifted, about 3 minutes.
Beat in Chocolate mixture.
In a small bowl, whisk together Flour, Baking Powder and Salt. Blend in halves into batter, then stir in remaining Chocolate Chips.
Drop batter onto baking sheet by heaping teaspoonfuls, placing them about one and a half inches apart. Bake 8-9 minutes or until puffed and cracked on top.
Cool cookies on baking sheet for 1 minute then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen.
Next time, I'm going to leave out the extra cup of chocolate chips added into the batter.
Also, I will add another teaspoon of ground coffee for a richer java flava!
The cookies received rave reviews from Ron and our friends Bob and Justin, who all had difficulty saying "no" to another cookie, and another, and....
True, these precious treats are addictive!