Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Java chocolate chip cookies

Me? A sweet tooth? You don't say!

I made cookies the other day. I figured I better post the recipe, 1) because they are awesome, and 2) because I made a number of changes to the recipe and if I don't write it down, I'll never be able to replicate these.

I started with a recipe from the December/January 09 Taste of Home magazine for Java Cream Drops. The recipe seemed kind of fussy (making two different doughs and pressing together for each cookie), plus, it contained walnuts. But come on! Coffee, chocolate, and chocolate chips? This was still worth trying! The recipe also contained a typo (it said "cream" in one spot instead of "flour"...TK took one look at the recipe and figured it out in a minute though it had me flummoxed while I was actually cooking), so I was having trouble figuring out the quantities needed and just had to wing it. So here it is. My adapted version of the recipe:




Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. instant coffee granules (I'd use more in the future...3 or 4 tablespoons. The coffee flavor is very mild)
1.5 Tbsp. half-and-half cream
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the coffee granules and cream. Stir well and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and coffee/cream mixture.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix. Gradually add to the creamed mixture, stirring well.

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

These are good cooled, but hot out of the oven, I think this is my all-time favorite cookie. So make sure you plan to sample a few before they cool!

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So I feel like I should explain about my last post, given how many of you commented that you didn't immediately get why it was a rated R post. See, the thing is...I have a dirty, dirty mind. It's totally my mom's fault (really, she reads this and will probably be the first to admit it). Had she been there when I was reading the book, it wouldn't have been ten minutes of laughing, it would have been half an hour! I'm sure I've made my mom proud!

7 comments:

jongirl said...

Recipe sounds delicious ... I'm going to give it a try. A dirty mind is a GOOD thing! Keep up those nasty thoughts; they'll make you chuckle.

Maggie said...

Sounds fantastic! We just got this new coffee rub that I bet would be great in these (person at cooking store said it's great in brownies...)
And Sal, I love your dirty mind. Always have LOL. Thanks Betty :)

T. said...

Yum! I am definitely trying out this recipe - what's better than coffee and chocolate??

Donna-FFW said...

Oh, I love the sound of this recipe. First time here, nice to meet you. Ill have to hang round a bit, your stufff looks terrific!

Jan said...

Coffe and chocolate in one recipe!!!! I will try this one for sure. My two favorite flavors.

Jeanne said...

Sounds yummy -- and Old Dog is a coffee-holic. Might have to give those a try!

parentingBYdummies said...

Wow, those look yum. Off to see if I can gain 3lbs by tomorrow, to make up for what I lost this week:) If those cookies are as good as they look, it just might work! Visiting from SITS. Thanks for sharing.