Chocolate and Coffee what really could be better!!
I just love any kind of coffee drink and will seek out them out even if its International, but I do usually hit my local Starbucks for an Iced Venti 3 splenda Americano. I also like to spread myself out and give all coffee shops a fair shot.
I particularly like visiting this one Caribou Coffee shop, these girls that work there are a lot fun. So when I go there all I ask is for a Medium size with 4 shots, and then tell them to work there magic with whatever they want to make me.
Then once its done, comes the taste test as I try to guess what they made me, well it is really a lot of fun and I’ve never had a bad drink yet.
My last one was Dark Chocolate syrup with hazelnut, so I thought why not try to make a cookie with the same flavors.
So here is what I came up with and I will call it!!
Dark Chocolate Coffee Nut Cookies and it went like this…
Ingredients (plus the nuts, which I forgot in the picture)
add butter and 1/2 cup chips to saucepan and melt
whisk in espresso powder, set aside
add flour, salt, baking powder & cocoa, whisk together, set aside
In a large bowl add both sugars, vanilla and eggs, whisk together
pour chocolate mixture into sugar/egg mixture, combine
add flour mixture to wet mixture and combine
I took a handful of walnuts, chopped them up and it was 3/4 cup (didn’t have any hazelnuts)
add chips and nuts
scoop out on baking sheets
Dark Chocolate Coffee Nut Cookies
1 1/2 tbsp. espresso powder or instant coffee (heaping)
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (1/2 cup) stick butter
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
In a small sauce pan add butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips, heat over medium heat whisking as they melt, once almost melted remove from heat. Continue whisking until smooth, then add espresso powder mixing to combine and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
In a medium mixing bowl add flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa, set aside.
In a larger mixing bowl add sugars, vanilla and eggs, whisking to combine, then add chocolate mixture, whisking to fully combine. Stir in Flour mixture all at once, stirring and folding until flour is fully incorporated. Stir in remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips and walnuts. I used a medium scoop (1 1/2 tbsp.) for these, baked them at 350 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes, you want them to look a little crackled.
Have them with a nice ice cold glass of milk or like me with more COFFEE!!!! Enjoy!!!!