Friday, July 18, 2014

Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies

My latest addiction.

I am a coffee lover.  My favorite way to drink coffee is iced with some sugar.  I can't drink milk right now while nursing since Willa seems to have to same sensitivity that Noble did. If I could, I would also put some milk in my coffee.  My favorite place to get iced coffee is Dunkin Donuts, feel free to send some gift cards :)  I actually did not like coffee until I was 27.  Now I don't want to go a day without it. Being the coffee lover that I am, these cookies became a new favorite of mine the second I tasted them. When we sold our house in Atlanta a couple months ago our realtor brought us over a dozen cookies from a local bakery.  Zack and I immediately went for the chocolate chip.  To our delight, it was not chocolate chip, but mocha chip.  After tasting that incredible cookie I was on a mission to recreate it.  I am pretty sure mine is even better.  If you love coffee you have to make these.  If you don't like coffee you should still make these and give them a try.

Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies
recipe from Baked Perfection

makes approximately 48 cookies

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 packets instant coffee (enough for 2 cups *I used Starbucks Via)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup chopped milk chocolate
1 cup chopped dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and instant cofee. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in chopped chocolate. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Recipe makes between 4 and 5 dozen cookies.