Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

If your mom loves coffee and chocolate chips, you will definitely want to make these fabulous treats for her on Mother’s Day. They are chewy and gooey and have a distinct mocha flavor she will thank you for! Amanda’s notes: Use a standard cookie scoop for this recipe, which holds about a tablespoon of cookie dough.

Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

adapted from 400 Sensational Cookies 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 tbsp instant espresso powder or finely ground instant coffee 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups chopped semisweet chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined. Set aside. In a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Scrape down sides of bowl. On low speed or using a wooden spoon, gradually add flour mixture, beating just until blended. By hand, fold in the chocolate chips. Using a cookie scoops or spoons, drop tablespoonfuls of dough about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake one sheet at a time in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until edges start to turn lightly golden brown. Immediately slide parchment paper onto a wire cooling rack. Cool cookies for 5 minutes, then transfer from parchment paper to cooling rack and cool completely.

Amanda’s Tip:

Cool your cookie sheet before adding another batch of cookies to it. I use two large sheets, that way while one is cooling, the other can go in the oven. Reprinted with permission from Amanda’s Cookin’

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