Chocolate Coffee Cookies

chocolate coffee cookies

I was looking thru my pantry, trying to find something that belonged in a new cookie.

Yes, this is how I come up with some of my recipes! 😀

I came across a little jar of instant coffee that I had not used before. I’m not really sure what I intended it for me, but I knew it would be perfect with chocolate in a chewy cookie.

chocolate coffee cookieIt’s like the coffee was screaming “turn me into a cookie”.

I did some research and came across a recipe on Food Network (recipe) that has inspired this one!

Chocolate Coffee CookiesThis are great with a glass of coffee in the morning. And because there is so little espresso in the cookies, they can be enjoyed any time of day 🙂

Here is my recipe:

Chocolate Coffee Cookies
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Serves: 2 dozen
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
  • 1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light in color.
  3. Continue mixing and add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. *do not overmix
  6. Using a spatula, fold in the coffee and chocolate chips.
  7. Using a #2 ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheet (do not over crowd the pan)
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack
  10. Enjoy 🙂

 

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Chocolate Cupcakes

Everyone loves a moist, chocolate cupcake, especially on Valentine’s Day. This is an easy fool proof recipe that is sure to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

cupcakes, chocolate cupcake recipe

This recipe is a favorite of mine because it makes 12 cupcakes (no need for 24 in our small household).

 

I shared these cupcakes on Q Fox 13! Watch here: Valentines Day Treats

On to the recipe 🙂

Chocolate Cupcakes
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
Chocolate Buttercream
  • ½ stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup melted chocolate
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  3. In a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream together vegetable oil and sugars, until light in color.
  4. Add in the vanilla extract and eggs and continue mixing.
  5. Sift in the cocoa powder, all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to your bowl.
  6. Pour in the milk and mix until combined. *Do not overmix*
  7. Pour batter into cupcake cups and bake for about 18 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
Chocolate Buttercream
  1. Mix together butter, melted chocolate, powdered sugar and milk, until smooth. Add more milk if needed.
  2. Pipe buttercream over cupcakes
  3. Enjoy!

 

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French Madeleines

French Madeleines

Last summer, my husband bought a cookie from Starbucks.

Offended? Me? No.

My husband just bought a cookie wrapped in plastic from a store. Which is basically code for “I wish my wife would make these cookies at home”.

And make them I did! I’ve been making them since. And now

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Brownies For Two

brownies for two recipe

I get asked often if recipes can be halved and that really depends on the recipe. It is tricky to split baking recipes, because you want to ensure you still have the proper amount of levying. 

With Valentine’s Day in mind, I made a small batch of brownies! This is the perfect way

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